§ Mr. Terry Davis
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will investigate the extent to which the rates of pay for nursing staff at mental subnormality hospitals in the West Midlands are competitive with the wages which the same people can obtain in industry.
§ Mr. Alison
No. The pay of nursing staff in the National Health Service is a matter for the Nurses and Midwives Whitley Council which negotiates on a national basis.