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Nurses (Pay Award)

Volume 82: debated on Wednesday 10 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why the pay increase recently awarded for nurses has not yet been received by them; and if he will make a statement.

We published the new pay scales on 1 July. Implementation is a matter for health authorities, but I understand they hope to pay the new rates in August. The delay is caused by the need to complete the full computer programming required.