HC Deb 11 May 1978 vol 949 cc577-8W
Sir Bernard Braine

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why pharmacists in England and Wales do not have the right in their contracts to automatic arbitration in respect of their remuneration while pharmacists in Scotland enjoy such a right.

Mr. Ennals

Negotiations about National Health Service remuneration for Scottish pharmacists are conducted within Committee B of the Pharmaceutical Whitley Council, the constitution of which provides for arbitration. The Central National Health Service (Chemist Contractors) Committee, the body then representing contractors in England and Wales, withdrew from Whitley negotiations in 1961.