§ Mr. Nicholas Bennett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what percentages of cases in each of the last three years where upgrading of National Health Service staff was approved by the Whitley council joint secretaries the award was backdated to the date of application.
§ Mr. Mellor
[holding answer 30 June 1989]: This information is not readily available and could be provided 50W only at disproportionate cost. If my hon. Friend has a particular case in mind he might wish to let me have the specific details.