HC Deb 21 December 1988 vol 144 cc342-3W
49. Mr. Menzies Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received about the regrading of nurses in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

I have received various representations from nurses, members of the public and hon. Members. Correspondents have been advised that in accepting the pay review body's recommendations the Government have awarded nurses their biggest ever pay increase while introducing a grading structure which will improve both career prospects and ward management.

Those nurses who are unhappy with their new grades have been recommended to lodge appeals with their health boards as soon as possible.