HC Deb 28 January 1975 vol 885 cc97-8W
Mr. Gourlay

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many consultants who have contracts with the National Health Service in England and Wales are currently receiving merit awards; what is the total amount paid in the latest full financial year; and what is the amount of the highest and lowest award.

Dr. Owen

About 3,900; about £9 million in 1974–75; £1,506 for a C award and £7,947 for A+ award.