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Health Service Staffs (Pay)

Volume 24: debated on Tuesday 25 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the ancillary workers in each region of the National Health Service who are currently paid less than £60 per week, between £61 and £80 per week and between £81 and £100 per week; and how many are below the family income supplement level for a family with two children.

Information is not available centrally in the form requested. The following figures are estimated from a sample of staff employed in the six months ended September 1981 in eight English regions:

Gross Earnings (per week)Full Time StaffPart time staff
No. in samplePer cent.No. in samplePer cent.
Up to £605,2607·459,38981·1
£101 and Over26,88638·01,2281·7
Total Sample70,73510073,184100
Entitlement to family income supplement depends upon the individual circumstances, including the total gross income of the family concerned.