Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:31 pm on 13th September 2017.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon Independent, North Down 1:31 pm, 13th September 2017

Will the Health Secretary take a few moments to address the serious issue of staff morale in the NHS? In Northern Ireland, we have no Assembly and, thus, no Health Minister, so there is no mechanism by which to give our nurses any pay increase. He needs to speak to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, as a start, and to address the crucial and concerning issue of staff morale, which is affected by low pay and the pay cap.