§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give for 1979–80 and for 1984–85 the average pay levels for the following categories of National Health Service staff (a) nursing and midwifery, (b) medical and dental, (c) professional and technical, (d) works, (e) maintenance, (f) administrative and clerical and (g) ancillary, expressing the figures for 1984–85 both in money terms and in 1979–80 terms, as deflated by the retail prices index.
§ Mr. Whitney
Figures for 1979–80 are not available in any form. The following average gross weekly earnings for full-time staff in 1984–85 are estimated from returns supplied by 10 English regions.
(1) Average gross weekly earnings 1984.95 £ (2) Column (1) deflated by RPI to show 1979.80 equivalent £ (a) Nursing and midwifery 128.14 83.93 (b) Medical and dental * * (c) Professional and technical 146.36 95.86 (d) Works 221.73 145.22 (e) Maintenance 159.42 104.41 (f) Administrative and clerical 123.92 81.16 (g) Ancillary 111.67 73.14 * Reliable estimates not available.