HC Deb 23 May 1985 vol 79 c542W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the levels of pay which have been made to student nurses, nurses and ward sisters employed by National Health Service hospitals in each year since 1979.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The table shows for the years 1979 to 1984 the minimum and maximum points of the pay scales for the grades of student nurse, enrolled nurse, staff nurse and ward sister. Pay rates for 1985 will be determined in the light of the recommendations of the Review Body for nursing staff, midwives, health visitors and professions allied to medicine.

of any expansion in the service will be taken until they have been fully considered and account taken of all the other competing demands on the resources available. * Costs and Benefits of the Heart Transplant Programmes at Harefield and Papworth Hospitals, HMSO £7.50.