§ Lord Airedale
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether a nurse employed full-time in the National Health service is liable to forfeit pay if granted leave to attend a ceremony to receive an award.
§ Lord Skelmersdale
There is no specific NHS condition of service providing for leave with pay to attend a ceremony to receive an award. However, health authorities may apply to the department for approval to grant special leave with pay where they consider that the circumstances of a particular case merit consideration.