§ 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.