HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 c595W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the Government's intentions regarding the funding of pay awards in the National Health Service.

Dr. Vaughan

Health authorities will be given cash limits for 1980–81 and will be expected to conduct their business within these limits, including meeting the cost of pay awards to NHS staff. The cash limits for 1980–81 have not yet been fixed.