HC Deb 13 December 1988 vol 143 c549W
41. Mr. Flannery

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he has any plans to discuss conditions of service with representatives of the midwives.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Negotiations over the terms and conditions of nurses' and midwives' employment are a matter for the relevant Whitley council. However, I met representatives of the Royal College of Midwives on 7 December and had a friendly and useful discussion about a range of issues, including the new grading structure and the appeals process.

72. Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account was taken of clinical experience when setting the grades of midwives; and what representations he has received from Merseyside midwives concerning their regrading.

Mr. Mellor

I have received some 50 representations from midwives in the Mersey region. I have nothing to add to what I told the House in the debate on the Adjournment on 7 December at columns 407-16.

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