§ 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 Midwives144W Whitley Council and it would be inappropriate for me to comment at this stage.