§ 53. Mr. Chapman
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will undertake a review of the salaries and conditions of service of those employed in the National Health Service pharmaceutical service; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
Salaries and conditions of service of pharmaceutical staff in the National Health Service are matters for negotiation in the Pharmaceutical Whitley council. I understand that proposals for substantial increases in the pay of basic and staff grade pharmacists have been made by the management side of the council and are under consideration by the staff side; and that the council expects shortly to receive a report by a working party on the grading structure of hospital pharmacy staff.