§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many nurses have appealed successfully on regrading; how many nurses await the settlement of their grading appeals; how many appeals on regrading have been heard; when he estimates the completion of hearings for nurses appeals in regrading; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Grist
[holding answer 20 February 1990]: I understand that approximately 7,000 appeals have been lodged with employing authorities at local level in Wales. On the basis of the latest information available to the Department from district health authorities, 1,503 of those appeals have been heard of which 184 were successful.
At regional level, 628 appeals have been received to date by the Welsh appeals committee. Nine appeals have been heard of which two were successful.
The Department's officials will be considering urgently with the management and staff sides ways in which the appeal procedures can be speeded up.