§ Mr. Alfred Morris
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he has with regard to clinical grading on the cost of subsequent appeals to district health authorities in the north-west; and what money has been provided to health authorities towards this cost.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
The extra funds which the Government made available in 1988 to meet the costs of the nurses' and midwives' 1988 pay award were intended to cover the full costs of the clinical regrading exercise. Information on appeals to district health authorities is not collected centrally.