HC Deb 10 December 1975 vol 902 cc217-8W
Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) whether she has considered any changes in the method of remuneration of junior doctors in view of their industrial action;

(2) if she will consider making changes in the method of remuneration of hospital consultants, in view of their decision to limit their work to emergency only.

Dr. Owen

Authorities will not be making payment in respect of work, such as extra duties—by junior doctors—or domiciliary visits—by consultants—which is separately remunerated under hospital doctors' existing contracts unless it is actually being performed. We are examining the whole question of a doctor's contractual position in cases

available, a similar table showing receipients of regular national assistance/supplementary benefit by category of claim for the whole of Great Britain.

Mr. Meacher

The information is given below. I regret that in my reply to the hon. Member on 13th October—[Vol. 897, c.615–16.]—the entry "Women without dependent children" should have read "Women with dependent children".

where he takes industrial action and unilaterally redefines his own hours of work and commitment.

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