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Nurses (Pay)

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement about his policy on the 1987 recommendations of the review board for nurses' and midwives' remuneration.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the progress made by the pay review board dealing with nurses' pay.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects to receive the report of the pay review body for nursing and midwifery and health visitors.

The Pay Review Body for Nursing Staff, Midwives, Health Visitors and Professions Allied to Medicine will submit its report for 1987 to my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister for consideration in due course.As has been the case with all Governments since the review body system was established, review body reports are implemented except where there are clear and compelling reasons not to do so.