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Doctors And Dentists (Pay)

Volume 164: debated on Monday 18 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he has any plans to revise the evidence relating to deprivation payments given to the Doctors and Dentists Pay Review Body by his Department; whether he intends submitting new evidence; and if he will make a statement;(2) whether he intends to remove deprivation payments from the remit of the Doctors and Dentists Pay Review Body.

There is a long standing agreement between the parties concerned that the contents of the evidence to the Doctors and Dentists Pay Review Body are not made public before the Government have announced their decisions on the recommendations made by the review body.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he is expecting the Doctors and Dentists Pay Review Body to report; and when he will be announcing his decisions on their recommendations.

The Doctors and Dentists Pay Review Body has been asked to report to my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, in time for decisions to be announced before the start of the next financial year.