HC Deb 10 May 1977 vol 931 c437W
24. Mr. Sainsbury

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is satisfied that it is in the interests of the home help service that there should be nationally-negotiated rates for the payment of staff.

Mr. Deakins

Yes. The pay of home help is a matter for employing authorities and the National Joint Council for Local Authorities Services (Manual Workers) which negotiates rates nationally. These allow some flexibility to meet local requirements.