HC Deb 06 December 1988 vol 143 c129W
Mr. Evennett

To ask the Secretary of State for Health by how much nurses' pay has increased in real terms since 1979; and what was the comparable increase in the period from 1974 to 1979.

Mr. Mellor

The average pay of nurses and midwives has increased by 45 per cent. in real terms since 1979 compared with a fall of 21 per cent. between 1974 and 1979.