HC Deb 15 June 1994 vol 244 c585W
Dr. Moonie

To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what assessment he has made of the effects of the delay in translating the Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body award to clinical academic staff on the latter's morale;

(2) if he will make a statement on the steps taken since October 1991 to find a long-term solution to the annual problem of implementing the translation of the NHS pay award to clinical academic staff;

(3) what steps he is taking to ensure that young doctors entering academic medicine will be assured of sufficient, well structured, and appropriately rewarded career posts;

(4) if he will give an assurance to the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals that he will meet in full the difference between the cost of clinical and non-clinical pay awards for 1994;

(5) if he will make a statement on the process of implementing the 1994 doctors' pay award for clinical academic staff.

Mr. Boswell

The negotiation of pay awards for clinical academic staff is a matter for the university employers, not for my right hon. Friend. Universities will be required to fund pay awards for clinical and non-clinical academic staff in 1994 from within their existing resources. It is also for the university employers to decide how best to recruit, retain and motivate their clinical academic staff.