§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS trusts have a local pay bargaining mechanism in operation.
§ Mr. Malone
In June 1994, the chief executive of the national health service executive asked all NHS trusts in England to establish local pay machinery by February 1995, which would allow a significant proportion of pay in 1995–96 to be based on local needs and achievements. Information is not available centrally about the local arrangements.