HC Deb 27 April 1976 vol 910 cc77-8W
39. Mr. Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what progress he has made towards the creation of a new merit award scheme for doctors and others in the National Health Service.

Mr. Ennals

The Government's counter-inflation policy rules out the introduction of a new scheme for the time being, but I intend to hold further discussions about the principles of a scheme for career structure supplements with the professions before long.