HC Deb 19 October 1976 vol 917 cc386-7W
Mr. George Rodgers

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when it is intended to assimilate health education workers into the National Health Service; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Deakins

The intention is to provide former local authority health education technicians with an opportunity of assimilation to National Health Service terms and conditions of service as soon as these can be negotiated by the National Health Service Whitley Council. Meanwhile they retain protected salaries with improvements negotiated for local authority staff.