§ Mr. McTaggart
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans he has for the funding of a new clinical grading structure for nursing staff; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Newton
The nurses' pay review body has been asked to recommend rates of pay for the new clinical grading structure as part of its recommendations on nurses' pay from 1 April 1988. The Government will await the report of this body before taking a decision on funding.