HC Deb 09 April 1984 vol 58 c129W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when the nurses and midwives pay review board intends announcing its findings; and if he intends to accept, in full, the recommendations of the board.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Ministers have yet to consider the recommendations of the review body for nursing staff, midwives and health visitors and professions allied to medicine. Their response will be announced in due course.

Mr. Home Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give an estimate of the amount

Scheme Commenced Opened Estimated Cost (£ million)
Macclesfield Nucleus Development 21 January 1980 14 November 1983 15.5
Croydon/Mayday DGH 17 September 1979 9 December 1983 20
Ipswich Phase 1 Heath Road Wing 14 April 1980 24 March 1984 9
Russell Hall DGH, Dudley Phase 3A 25 September 1978 26 March 1984 23
Milton Keynes DGH Phase 1 6 October 1980 2 April 1984 20

Mr. Proctor

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the speed with which mental health review tribunal hearings considering section 3 applications under the Mental Health Act 1983 are taking place.

Mr. John Patten

[pursuant to his reply, 3 April 1984, c. 491]: The doubling of opportunities to apply to a mental health review tribunal provided by the Mental Health Act 1983 and the new section 2 tribunals which must be heard within seven days of application have added considerably to the work load of tribunals. On average, section 3 cases are completed within three months of receipt of the application. We are monitoring the position and taking steps to keep delays to a minimum.

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