HC Deb 21 July 1982 vol 28 c182W
Mr. Charles R. Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services which groups and grades in the public sector for which he has ministerial responsibility have so far settled at 4 per cent. or less in the current 1981–82 pay round.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Electricians and plumbers and their assistants were the only National Health Service group to settle within 4 per cent. Following my right hon. Friend's announcement in his statement to the House on 23 June—[Vol. 26, c. 299–304]—that additional resources had been made available to improve pay offers to Health Service staff, these negotiations were reopened and a revised agreement within 6 per cent. has now been reached.

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