HC Deb 23 February 1968 vol 759 cc203-4W
Mr. Biffen

asked the Minister of Health what is the expected increase in rates and earnings likely to arise from the recent settlement of pay claims for craftsmen at hospitals and other departmental establishments; and if such increases are consistent with the Government's prices and incomes policy.

Mr. K. Robinson

The recent settlement for engineering craftsmen in the National Health Service was for an increase of 3½d. per hour (approximately 3,¾ per cent.). The percentage increase in earnings will be slightly lower. The settlement was in accordance with incomes policy.