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REGIONAL PAY IN THE NHS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 719: tabled on 13 November 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House believes national pay agreements are an important part of the infrastructure that underpins a national health service; agrees with the statement by the Deputy Prime Minister that there is going to be no regional pay system;notes with increasing concern attempts by 20 trusts in the South West of England to opt out of national agreements by reducing staff pay and changing terms and conditions; regrets that through the Agenda for Change pay systemthe previous administration introduced regional flexibilities; further regrets that the previous administration also introduced local pay variation in the courts services; recognises that the previous administration established foundation trusts and in so doing removed the power of the Secretary of State to issue directions to trusts over matters of pay; looks forward to the early publication of the NHS Pay Review Body report on the case for further reform to the pay system; and calls on the Governmentto do all that it can to resist regional or local pay variations in publicservices and to support employers and trades unions to work to resolve the pay review as quickly as possible and in the best interests of staff and patients.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.