HC Deb 05 November 1992 vol 213 cc381-2W
Mr. Gareth Wardell

To ask the Secretary of state for Wales if he will publish the number of clinical regrading nursing appeals that are yet to be determined in Wales; and what is his target for completion.

Mr. Gwilym Jones

The numbers of clinical grading appeals outstanding in Wales are as follows:

At employing authority level 403
At regional level (Welsh Appeals Committee) 1,310
At national level (Negotiating Council) 170

Employing authorities are on course to have completed appeals at the local level by the end of this year. Efforts are being made to speed up the appeals process at regional and national levels, but while further appeals continue to be lodged it is not feasible to forecast when the entire process will be completed.