§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what response he is making to the joint submission to his Department from the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Nursing and the Institute of Health Service Management about pay rises to National Health Service medical employees and ancillary workers in conjuction with improvement of services to patients.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
I responded to the original joint submission ("Public Expenditure on the National Health Service: Recent Trends and the Outlook") on 28 January and to the subsequent submission on 8 April. I am sending copies to the hon. Member and have also placed them in the Library.