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NURSES IN THE HEALTH SERVICE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1653A1: tabled on 27 October 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Kerry Pollard on 19 October 1998. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'Government' to end and add 'to pay nurses in the coming award round at least the prevailing headline increase in the real cost of living, rather than the Chancellor's target inflation rate of 2.5 per cent., which would give nurses a real terms pay cut; and to immediately rule out staging the award.'.

Original motion text

That this House acknowledges the tremendous contribution that nurses have made to the NHS since its creation over 50 years ago; notes that the NHS is facing its worst nurse shortage for a quarter of a century with over 8,000 nurse vacancies and 8 out of 10 trusts reporting problems recruiting nurses; recognises that the Government's plans to modernise the NHS and cut waiting lists cannot be achieved without adequate nursing staff; and urges the Government to bear these facts in mind when deciding on the pay award for nurses at the outcome of the Pay Review deliberations.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.