§ Mr. McQuarrie
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what was the total annual value to each person of the shortfall in the interim awards made to employees in the National Health Service engaged in physiotherapy duties as against the recommendations of the Clegg committee's report; and if he will make a statement;
(2) what was the annual loss in salary sustained by the physiotherapists due to the fact that the 1979 pay settlement was back-dated only to April; and if he will make a statement.
§ Dr. Vaughan
The 1979 pay settlement for the professions supplementary to medicine pay group, including physiotherapists, has been honoured in full. It provided for an immediate increase of 9.19 per cent. on basic scales from April 1979 and for subsequent awards from428W
The best information for England, Wales and Scotland is as follows:
August 1979 and from April 1980 based on references to the Clegg Standing Commission on pay comparability. These references led to an average increase of 9.8 per cent. on basic scales from 1 August 1979 and a further 5.1 per cent. average increase from 1 April 1980. The full year cost of these two special awards and other improvements resulting from the Clegg reference is £21.2 million.