HC Deb 24 February 1971 vol 812 cc143-4W
Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland to what extent the figures on health and welfare expenditure contained in Table 2.22 of the White Paper on Public Expenditure 1969–70 to 1974–75, Command Paper No. 4578, contains provision for increases in nurses' salaries.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

Since, by convention, the individual programmes in all the tables, apart from Table 1.2, are expressed on a constant price basis, they take no account of possible pay increases arising from any current or future claim. Nurses' pay is currently the subject of negotiations in the Nurses and Midwives Whitley Council and it would be inappropriate for me to comment at this stage.