HC Deb 09 April 1981 vol 2 c312W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will recoup the £2 million per week cost of the Civil Service strike by making corresponding reductions in the cash limits imposed, thereby reducing the pay award offered.

Mr. Brittan

The Governmemt have made it clear that the cost of the Civil Service pay award must be financed within the announced cash limits for 1981–82. There are no plans for changing those limits.