HC Deb 05 July 1971 vol 820 c265W
95. Mr. Rankin

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he is aware that female nurses who had been promised equal pay with male nurses in Hong Kong hospitals have now been told that the scale has been fixed mid-way between female and male scales; and what steps he proposes to take to rectify this position.

Mr. Anthony Royle

In July, 1970, the Hong Kong Government announced that serving female nurses would advance to the male salary scales in annual stages, achieving equal pay by 1975, and that new scales would be devised for newly appointed officers and for serving officers, male or female, on promotion. The proposed new scales, which are between the existing male and female scales, are still under discussion with staff associations.

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