§ 17. Mr. Livsey
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what would be the additional cost in 1987–88 of paying in full the pay awards agreed in the current year for hospital and community health services staff in England and Wales.
§ Mr. Newton
The additional cost in 1987–88 to health authorities in England of the pay awards made to review body staff in 1986 will be some £94 million. This, together with the cost of pay increases for other staff will be met from the total resources available to authorities which will include an additional £626 million—a 6 per cent. increase over 1986–87—and the benefits of their cost improvement programmes.
The information relating to Wales is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.