Professional and Technical Staff (Pay)

Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1 November 1965.

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Photo of Mr John Tilney Mr John Tilney , Liverpool Wavertree 12:00, 1 November 1965

asked the Minister of Health what action he has taken to meet the request of the works organisation professional and technical staff of the regional hospital boards that he should intervene to prevent the threatened breakdown of the present pay negotiations.

Photo of Mr Kenneth Robinson Mr Kenneth Robinson , St Pancras North

I understand that agreement has now been provisionally reached.

Photo of Mr John Tilney Mr John Tilney , Liverpool Wavertree

I understand that the majority must await the report of the pay research unit in the Civil Service. Will any increases both for civil servants and for regional hospital board staff be back-dated to the same date?

Photo of Mr Kenneth Robinson Mr Kenneth Robinson , St Pancras North

The position is that agreement was reached on 26th October in a small negotiating committee and it is subject to ratification by both sides. In the meantime, it would not be appropriate for me to announce the actual details of the provisional settlement.