§ Mr. John Townend
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give the total full year cost of all recommendations made by the Clegg Commission to date.
§ Mr. Biffen
[pursuant to his reply, 6 May 1980, c. 18]: The estimated total full year cost of all the recommendations of the Standing Commission on pay comparability received to date is approximately £1.6 billion. This applies only to Great Britain, and does not include consequential increases for public 383W sector groups in Northern Ireland. Efficiency savings suggested in the reports on some groups should mean that the final figure is lower than this estimate.