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Home Help Service (Pay)

Volume 931: debated on Tuesday 10 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is satisfied that it is in the interests of the home help service that there should be nationally-negotiated rates for the payment of staff.

Yes. The pay of home help is a matter for employing authorities and the National Joint Council for Local Authorities Services (Manual Workers) which negotiates rates nationally. These allow some flexibility to meet local requirements.