HC Deb 24 May 1976 vol 912 cc77-8W
Mr. Steen

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services on what salary scale TB visitors who work in the Edmonton Chest Clinic are paid.

Mr. Deakins

Since January 1976 no TB visitors have been employed at the Edmonton Chest Clinic. At that date two nurses in the grade were promoted to district nurse as their duties had been extended to include other work on the district and in the community. They are currently paid on the abated Nursing Sister II pay scale—£2,706–£3,552 plus London weighting allowance and, since 1st April 1976, the pay supplement of £312 per annum.

Mr. Steen

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services for what other occupations, other than TB visitors, tuberculosis is a proscribed disease.

Mr. Orme

Under the Prescribed Diseases Regulations, disease 38, tuberculosis, gives occupational cover as followsClose and frequent contact with a source or sources of tuberculosis infection by reason of employment:

(a) in the medical treatment or nursing of a person or persons suffering from tuber

Mr. Alfred Morris

A first draft was received on 11th May. It is being considered at present and I intend to lay a copy in the Library of the House as soon as any points of doubt on the draft have been resolved.

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