§ Mr. Hordern
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the cost of wages and salaries in the public corporations, apart from the nationalised industries, in each of the last five years, distinguishing between increases paid by annual increments and those paid through negotiated settlements.
§ Mr. Brittan
Estimates for the cost of wages and salaries in the public corporations, apart from the nationalised industries, for the years 1976 to 1980 are as follows:
£ million 1976 1, 278 1977 1, 367 1978 1, 518 1979 1, 722 1980 2, 007
Source: National accounts.
Figures for 1981 are not yet available. Information on increases paid by annual increments and through negotiated settlements is not held centrally.