HC Deb 06 February 1973 vol 850 cc89-90W
Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what advice his Department has given in the negotiations about compensation for doctors at special risk because of their duties in the National Health Service.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

In response to a request, my Department informed the Staff Side secretary of the appropriate medical negotiating body that Section 2 of the Industrial Courts Act 1919 empowers my right hon. Friend to refer a trade dispute to arbitration only with the consent of both parties. No other advice has been given.