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Part of Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 5:18 pm on 3rd July 2007.

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Photo of Alan Johnson Alan Johnson The Secretary of State for Health 5:18 pm, 3rd July 2007

Nurses are indeed critical, and their pay has risen over the past 10 years. With reference to this year's staged pay increase, it was a Cabinet decision— [Interruption.] We will not be looking at that again. We have made it clear— [Interruption.] We have made it clear that when one looks at how that works through the system, the pay increase for the majority of nurses is much—