The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

Chief Secretary (1987-1989)

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Nurses (Pay) – 11 February 1988

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Nurses (Pay) on 11th February 1988.

Mr. Vaz To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what additions to the Government’s expenditure plans for (a) the National Health Service and (b) other central Government services for 1988–89 and 1989–90 would require to be made if (i) nursing staff and (ii) other employees were to receive a pay increase of 20 per cent.

Mr. Major Departments are generally expected to contain the costs of any pay increases within the published plans. The Government will consider the financing of pay increases for nurses when the report of the nurses pay review body has been received.