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Nurses (Pay)

Volume 129: debated on Wednesday 9 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how nurses' pay has altered in real terms (a) between 1974 and 1979, (b) between 1979 and 1984 and (c) since the pay review body was set up in 1984.

The information requested is as follows:

Pay-round Yearn (1 August-31 July)Percentage movement in real terms pay1
1974–75—1978–79-21
1979–80—1983–84+15
1983–84—1986–87+16
1 Percentage movements in real terms pay reflect the percentage cash increase/decrease for the pay round year deflated by the increase in the retail prices index throughout the pay round year.