NHS Staff Pay

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:38 pm on 8th March 2021.

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Photo of Barbara Keeley Barbara Keeley Labour, Worsley and Eccles South 3:38 pm, 8th March 2021

This pay proposal for NHS staff has managed to be both wrong and unpopular. Over two thirds of those surveyed, including nearly 60% of Conservative voters, think that a 1% pay rise is less than our NHS staff deserve, and I believe that the Secretary of State should be in the Chamber answering this urgent question about it. Does the Minister agree that NHS staff are worth a real-terms pay increase? Does she consider that the billions wasted on ineffective or undelivered personal protective equipment could have been better spent on giving our NHS heroes a pay rise?