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Doctors (Pay)

Volume 884: debated on Wednesday 22 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he has had consultations with the Ulster Branch of the British Medical Association about a substantial increase in pay from April, and with consultants about pay, hours of work and conditions of service.

Officials of the Northern Ireland Department of Health and Social Services met representatives, including consultants, of the Northern Ireland Branch of the BMA on 8th January to discuss local implications of current issues affecting contracts and pay. As the pay and conditions of service of doctors in Northern Ireland follow those in Great Britain, progress on these matters locally will depend upon developments at national level.