§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services on what date his Department issued his advance letter authorising the payment of increased salaries and wages to nurses and ancillary health care staff in England in line with the 1982 pay agreement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The letter authorising payment of the settlement reached by the nurses and midwives Whitley council on 16 December 1982 was sent to regional health authorities on 21 December 1982 with a full distribution to district health authorities on 7 January 1983. The ancilliary staffs Whitley council reached a settlement on 20 December 1982 and the letter authorising payment was issued with a full distribution on 7 January 1983.