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NHS: Pay

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the change in real terms was in (a) nurses' and (b) NHS ancillary staff pay in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. (243781)

The increase in real terms in nurses pay and ancillary staff pay for each of the last five years is set out in the following table.

NursesAncillary staff

Increase in average earnings (percentage)

Real terms increase (percentage)

Increase in average earnings (percentage)

Real terms increase (percentage)

2004-05

5.10

2.32

8.70

5.82

2005-06

3.90

1.81

6.60

4.46

2006-07

3.90

1.18

6.60

3.81

2007-08

4.00

0.91

6.70

3.53

2008-09

5.30

1.99

5.30

1.99