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NURSES REGRADING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 686: tabled on 17 February 1992

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 60 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

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

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Motion text

That this House agrees that, in stark contrast to the speed and generosity of pay increases and changes of remunerative structures for NHS and Trust directors and senior managers, the substantial numbers of nurses who still await a settlement of their appeals against grades allocated following the 1988 grading review is a breach of faith with the most devoted and caring employees in this country and is fast approaching a national scandal; further calls for the resignation of the Secretary of State for Health for his and his predecessors' abject failure to ensure that managers promptly and satisfactorily brought these appeals to a mutually accepted conclusion; severely censures directors and managers; and, until all appeals are settled, calls for the performance-related pay of managers and 10 per cent. of the directors' remuneration to be forfeited.

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.

Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1992
Leeds West
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1992
Manchester, Withington
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1992
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Workington
Clay, Bob
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Sunderland North
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1992
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1992
Leyton
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1992
Stockton North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1992
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1992
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1992
Leigh
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1992
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Aberdeen South
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1992
Glasgow, Pollok
Eadie, Alex
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1992
Midlothian
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1992
Monmouth
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1992
Hemsworth
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1992
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1992
Warley East
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1992
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1992
Glasgow, Maryhill
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1992
Bridgend
Haynes, Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 February 1992
Ashfield
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1992
Warrington North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1992
Barnsley Central
Kilfedder, Sir James
Ulster Popular Unionist Party
Signed on 5 March 1992
North Down
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1992
Langbaurgh
Lestor, Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1992
Eccles
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1992
Worsley
Litherland, Robert
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1992
Manchester Central
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Stretford
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1992
Liverpool, Garston
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Carlisle
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1992
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1992
Makerfield
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1992
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1992
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1992
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1992
Cardiff South and Penarth
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1992
Sheffield, Heeley
Nellist, Mr Dave
Independent Labour
Signed on 19 February 1992
Coventry South East
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1992
Knowsley South
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1992
Barnsley East
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Burnley
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1992
Dundee West
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 1992
Banff and Buchan
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1992
Bolsover
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1992
City of Durham
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1992
Wansbeck
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1992
Wolverhampton South East
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 February 1992
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1992
Swansea West
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

NURSES REGRADING (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'House' to end and add 'congratulates Her Majesty's Government on the positive steps it has taken in recent years to support and foster the nursing profession, including the setting up of an independent pay review body, a new clinical grading structure to reward extra responsibilities, the introduction of the Project 2000 nurse education scheme, initiatives to improve the recruitment and retention of nurses, an up-dated framework for the regulation of the profession and a 43 per cent real terms increase in nurses pay since 1979 compared to a real terms cut of 3 per cent, under Labour; notes that the Government has always made it clear that they want regrading appeals to be heard fairly and quickly, but that the continuing delay in hearing these appeals is due to the trade unions' past refusal to negotiate a simpler and quicker procedure; welcomes the progress being made by the Nurses and Midwives Negotiating Council towards agreeing new procedures which should speed up the process; and condemns Her Majesty's Opposition, one third of whom are sponsored by health service trade unions, for their party's neglect in Government of nurses' interests.'.
Conservative, Gillingham
3
signatures
EDM 686A1: tabled on 24 February 1992
NURSES REGRADING (Amendment 2)
at end add 'further notes that the undertakings given to nurses at the time of the creation of trusts are now being broken and that nurses are being forced to re-apply for their own jobs, or jobs in specialties in which they are not trained and consequently a great deal of expertise in vital fields such as coronary care is being dissipated in the search for salary savings whilst administrators are interfering in what should be clinical decisions about the level of patient care needed to provide a first class service.'.
Labour, Crewe and Nantwich
1
signature
EDM 686A2: tabled on 27 February 1992