These awards are effective from 1st October, except, I think, in the case of the speech therapists, where the date is from 1st November. I think those are the right dates.
Does not the Minister realise that the fact that he is now assenting to an arbitration court award, where the two sides were in disagreement, accentuates and highlights his refusal to put into effect the previous agreement between the two sides? Does he not realise that as long as he goes on being as vague as he is at the moment about the date for implementing this award he will get no peace from this side of the House?
I do not think that the hon. Member is right; I think these are all agreed recommendations in respect of which I have given my answer today. As for my having peace from the other side of the House, I always welcome peace, but I could not buy it at the price of doing other than that which I thought was my duty in this matter. [Interruption.]