§ Mr. Pavitt
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take steps to ensure that nurses, midwives and health visitors retiring during the next 18 months will not suffer a reduced pension consequent upon the phasing of the pay award due on 1 April.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
No, for the reasons set out in my reply to the hon. Member for Leeds, West (Mr. Meadowcroft), on 28 June at column531 .