§ Mr. Gwynoro Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what are the average salaries of a pre-registered house officer in the hospital service and a senior house officer in the hospital service, respectively;
(2) what are the average weekly hours worked in the hospital service by pre-registered house officers and senior house officers, respectively;
(3) what extra payments are allowed to pre-registered and senior house officers in the hospital service and what payments 201W there are for night, weekend or holiday periods.
§ Mr. Alison
The salary scale for a house officer is £1,749-£2,025; a provisionally registered house officer may not proceed beyond the first incremental point —£1,887. The scale for a senior house officer is £2,280-£2,634. Hospital doctors do not work fixed hours; but junior and intermediate grades are entitled to minimum periods of time off under the conditions specified in their terms of service and, if these are encroached on, extra duty allowances are payable at rates determined on the advice of the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration. The rates for house officers and senior house officers respectively are at present £6.50 and £8½40 per unit of minimum off-duty time lost. Information about average salaries and hours is not available.
§ Mr. Gwynoro Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, how many
TABLE A—SUPPLEMENTARY ALLOWANCES ISSUED INITIALLY FOR A LIMIT ED PERIOD SINCE 16TH MAY 1972 Appeals to Tribunals Statistical Period Allowances limited initially to maximum of four weeks Number of allowances renewed at end of four weeks All refusals Claimant successful Claimant unsuccessful 17th May 1972 to 20th June 1972 (5 weeks) 778 20 15 Nil Nil 21st June 1972 to 18th July 1972 (4 weeks) 1,167 36 21 Nil 3 19th July 1972 to 22nd August 1972 (5 weeks) 1,954 92 50 Nil 4 23rd August 1972 to 19th September 1972 (4 weeks) 1,200 87 39 Nil Nil 20th September 1972 to 24th October 1972 (5 weeks) 1,514 83 35 2 11
TABLE B—SUPPLEMENTARY ALLOWANCES REVIEWED AFTER THREE MONTHS Appeals against cessation of Benefit Statistical Periods† Allowances on which a limit of a further four weeks benefit was imposed* Claimant successful Claimant unsuccessful 22nd March 1972 to 20th June 1972 … … 310 Nil Nil 21st June 1972 to 19th September 1972 … … 333 Nil 4 *The total number of cases reviewed after three months is not recorded. The figures in this column include cases where claims terminated before the end of the four weeks or were renewed. † Quarterly Returns.
TABLE C—CUMULATIVE TOTALS OF SUPPLEMENTARY ALLOWANCES ISSUED FOR LIMITED PERIODS OCTOBER 1968 TO OCTOBER 1972 Awards made initially for four weeks at outset of claim 252,987 Awards reviewed after three months and at that point limited to a further four weeks (to 19th September 1972) 15,144 Allowances extended at end of four weeks without appeal 10,992 Appeals against curtailment of allowances: Claimant successful 411 Claimant unsuccessful 2,486
senior house officers are employed in the hospital service in England and Wales.