HC Deb 26 April 2004 vol 420 c840W
Mr. Kilfoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average wage of NHS laboratory technicians was in(a) 1997 and (b) 2003; [166950]

(2) what the average wage of NHS cleaners was in (a) 1997 and (b) 2003. [166951]

Mr. Hutton

The estimated average earnings of national health service laboratory technicians was £17,900 in 1997, increasing to £23,400 in 2003. These figures are based on the average earnings of medical laboratory scientific officers and medical laboratory assistants. Equivalent information about the pay for cleaners in the NHS cannot be separately identified from the pay of other support staff.


NHS Staff Earnings Survey 1997 and 2002.