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National Health Service (Pay)

Volume 22: debated on Thursday 29 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will give for the longest and most convenient stated periods of time as much detailed information as may be readily available showing at various stated dates how the wages and salaries of workers in the National Health Service have increased or depreciated in relative purchasing power with other stated groups of workers in public services.

The comparison is not possible or sensible on such a broad basis without some indication of the particular groups of workers in the public services that the hon. Member has in mind. There is no exactly comparable group in terms of responsibility, security of employment or almost any other criteria.