§ Mr. Macdonald
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he next plans to meet representatives of all the nursing unions to discuss the regrading of nurses' pay.
§ Mr. Wallace
To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has any plans to meet representatives of the nursing profession to discuss the issue of staff regrading.
§ Mr. Mellor
I refer the hon. Members to the reply to the hon. Member for Peckham (Ms. Harman) by my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Health on 5 December at column82.
§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many appeals have so far been heard by region, district health authority, and nationally against gradings issued to nurses; how many have succeeded; and how many have failed.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
We do not hold information on the numbers of appeals heard at health authority level centrally. No appeals against gradings issued as a consequence of the clinical grading exercise have yet been heard at regional appeals committee or Whitley council level.