NHS Pay

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:11 pm on 13th September 2017.

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Photo of Peter Dowd Peter Dowd Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 4:11 pm, 13th September 2017

I will come back to the hon. Lady in a moment.

NHS workers are the subject of today’s debate, but we must not forget workers in the rest of the public sector. In fact, I believe that NHS workers would be dismayed if we focused only on their pay situation. Why would they be? Because they spend their professional lives looking after others. I take NHS workers’ commitment incredibly seriously, unlike that hon. Member on the Government Benches who laughs at nurses, doctors and allied professionals. That is the sort of thing we get from the Tories.