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Consultants (Contract)

Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 8 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what progress is being made on a new contract for consultants.

In January I offered the British Medical Association talks without commitment about the principles of a new consultant contract for negotiation and implementation when pay policy permits. It accepted, and submitted proposals for a new contract. Discussions between officials and representatives of the medical profession have now commenced.