asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give (a) for the period 1979–80 to 1984–85 and (b) for the period 1980–81 to 1984–85 the average increase in pay levels of the following categories of staff: (i) nursing and midwifery, (ii) medical and dental, (iii) professional and technical, (iv) works, (v) maintenance, (vi) administrative and clerical, (vii) ancillary and (viii) all National Health Service directly employed staff, in England.
Relevant information is set out in the table. Figures for total staff are not readily available.
|Average Percentage Pay Increases|
|1979–80 to 1984–85*||1980–81 to 1984–85†|
|Nurses and midwives||94·0||60·5|
|Medical and dental||118·3||73·6|
|Professions allied to medicine||92·9||60·9|
|Administrative and Clerical||76·0||39·9|
|* Using pay levels at 31 March 1979 as the base.|
|† Using pay levels at 31 March 1980 as the base.|