HC Deb 20 January 1992 vol 202 c83W
Mr. Andrew Bowden

To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what grounds he introduced an age limit on the payment of distinction and meritorious service awards to doctors and dentists within the national health service; and if he will now reconsider his decision.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

Awards made close to retirement age are not in the best interests of the service.

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