HC Deb 08 February 1974 vol 868 c491W
Mr. Cordle

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the hourly rates of pay of the various grades of catering staff employed in National Health Service hospitals.

Mr. Alison

Salaries of catering managerial staff in the National Health Service range from £1,140–£1,338 per annum for the catering supervisor to £3,147–£3,588 for the regional catering adviser. Hourly rates cannot be calculated because hospital catering managerial staff do not work conditioned hours.

Other grades of catering staff receive weekly rates of pay for a standard working week of 40 hours, and these expressed in hourly rates are: Kitchen superintendent £0.744 per hour to £0.760; Head

£ million
1969–70 1972–73 1973–74* 1974–75 (estimated)
Hospitals 104.2 181.5 205.0 245.0
Executive Councils 0.1 0.1 0.1
Local Health Authorities 7.3 17.2 20.9
* Latest estimates.