§ Mr. Chris Patten
Action is continuing on the various initiatives described by my right hon. Friend in his response to a question from my hon. Friend the Member2W
of State for Education and Science and the Secretary of State for Social Services on the implementation of the 1985 pay award for clinical academic staff; and if she will make a statement.
§ The Prime Minister
Yes. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science will reply as soon as possible to the request from the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals for additional funds to allow the universities to apply to clinical academics the 1985 pay award for NHS doctors and dentists.