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Nhs Pay

Volume 129: debated on Wednesday 9 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will list in the Official Report, the percentage increases in average pay levels, in (i) cash terms and (ii) real terms for (a) doctors, (b) nurses and midwives, (c) ancillary staff, (d) administrative and clerical staff and (e) professions allied to medicine, over the periods (1) 1974 to the latest year for which figures are available, (2) 1979 to the latest year and (3) 1980 to the latest year;

Percentages
PeriodStaff group
Nurses and MidwivesDoctors and DentistsProfessions allied to medicineAncillary staffAdministrative and clerical
1974 to 1987
Cumulative average settlement272·6317·8n/a240·0250·2
Cumulative change in retail price index266·1266·1n/a266·1266·1
Real terms increase1·814·1n/a(7·1)(4·3)
1979 to 1987
Cumulative average settlement126·3113·7134·281·763·0
Cumulative change in retail price index75·375·375·375·375·3
Real terms increase29·121·933·63·7(7·0)
1980 to 1987
Cumulative average settlement64·062·669·945·443·0
Cumulative change in retail price index49·949·949·949·949·9
Real terms increase9·48·513·3(3·0)(4·6)

Notes:

1. The period covered is from 1 August of each base year to 31 July 1987.

2. The cumulative change in the retail prices index is that from July of the base year to July 1987.

3. The real terms increase is the cumulative average settlement deflated by the increase in the retail prices index over the period.

4. Figures in brackets indicate real terms reductions.

n/a =not available.