§ Mr. Garrett
asked the Secretay of State for Social Services if he will take steps to restructure the grading of senior personnel in the capital works departments of the regional health authorities in order to improve morale.
§ Mr. John Patten
The question of the grading structure for personnel in works departments of regional health authorities is one for negotiation in the professional and technical staffs B Whitley council.
We are aware of the long-standing anomaly with regard to the pay of the assistant regional grade of works staff. I understand that attempts by the Council to resolve this matter within the money available for pay have not so far been successful.