§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the grades and classifications of nurses (a) in 1960 and (b) at the present time.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The information requested is very lengthy and can be given only for nursing grades classifies for pay purposes. I would therefore refer my hon. Friend to the following documents. copies of which are available in the Library:
Pay grades in 1960 — NMC Circular No. 94 of the Nurses and Midwives Whitley Council of the Whitley Councils for the Health Services (GB). Pay grades in 1982 — Department of Health and Social Security Advance Letter (NM) 4/81 and (for nursing grades which are to be established under NHS Reorganisation arrangements for 1 April, 1982) Advance Letters (NM) 1/82, 2/82 and 5/82.