§ 54. Mr. Rooker
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of(a) state enrolled nurses, (b) staff nurses and (c) ward sisters in (i) the west midlands region and (ii) nationally have received less then 5 per cent. pay increase in 1988.552W
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
No staff nurse or enrolled nurse has received an increase of less than 7 per cent. and 39 per cent. of hospital nursing sisters have been graded at scale F and have received increases ranging from 4.2 per cent. to 13.3 per cent. depending on the incremental point on the pay scale at which the individual is entitled to be paid. We do not hold information about the incremental position of those in each of the new grades centrally.