HC Deb 02 March 1999 vol 326 c670W
30. Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the chairman of the West Surrey health authority on the local funding of NHS pay awards. [72406]

Mr. Denham


The Chief Executive of the National Health Service Executive wrote to all trust and health authority Chief Executives on 1 February 1999 setting out our response to the Pay Review Body reports, the funding of pay awards, plans for modernising the pay system and other steps being taken to improve recruitment and retention in nursing.

Detailed allocations to health authorities will be made shortly.

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