§ Sir T. Kitson
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage increases have been allowed for salaries and wages within different Government Departments when arriving at their cash limit figures over the year 1977–78.
§ Mr. Joel Barnett
The 1977–78 cash limits for all Government Departments were determined on the basis of the current pay policy and a working assumption of an increase of 5 per cent. for pay settlements due in the latter part of the financial year.