HC Deb 24 July 1980 vol 989 c332W
Q12. Mr. Best

asked the Prime Minister if she proposes to take any further steps to limit wage increases in the public sector as part of her policy to reduce inflation.

The Prime Minister

The most important step will be to set the pay assumptions in cash limits and external financing limits at realistic levels. It is too early to talk of precise figures for cash limits and external financing limits; but it is already clear that increases allowed for in financial year 1981–82 will have to be significantly lower than in the current financial year.