Sir Oliver asks question on nurses’ pay to Chief Secretary of the Treasury

In a debate on public sector pay, on 5th July, North Herts MP, Sir Oliver Heald asked the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Elizabeth Truss whether she was aware that the NHS has attracted workers from across the EU, particularly in nursing.

Sir Oliver asked of the Chief Secretary: “when she looks at how we set public sector pay, will she look at international comparisons across the EU to ensure that pay is set in such a way as to continue to attract those very much needed staff to Britain? Does she have data on that that she can consider?”

Elizabeth Truss then replied: “I thank my right hon. and learned Friend for his question. The pay review bodies are responsible for gathering the data on how we ensure that we retain and recruit the high-quality staff that we need in our NHS. I know they have looked at that in their reports this year, as I am sure they will do in future.”