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Laboratory Scientific Officers

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 15 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will set out in the Official Report the average increases in pay over the last five years of laboratory scientific officers in the National Health Service and the equivalent figures for increases in the pay of nurses.

The average percentage increases in pay awarded to medical laboratory scientific officers and to nurses and midwives since 1982 are shown in the table.

Date of increaseAverage per cent. increase
Medical Laboratory Scientific Officers
11 September 1982110·77
1 April 19844·5
1 April 19854·7
1 April 19866·0
1 April 19875·0
Nurses and Midwives
23 August 1982112·3
1 April 19847·5
1 April 198525·0
1 February 19863·6
1 July 19867·8
1 April 19879·5
1 Two year agreement covering period 1.4.82—31.3.84.
2 Award for 1985·86 staged.