HC Deb 17 November 1992 vol 214 c116W
Mr. Henderson

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his oral statement of 12 NovemberOfficial Report, column 994, if he will set out how he intends to apply the conditions to public sector pay rises.

Mr. Dorrell

As my right hon. Friend announced in his autumn statement on 12 November, the Government's policy is to restrict public sector pay settlements to between zero and 11 per cent. in the coming year. The Government expect this policy to be applied without exception throughout the public sector regardless of the normal method of settling pay. For central Government employees and NHS staff not covered by review bodies the Government will apply the policy directly as part of its responsibility for setting the pay of these groups. Application of the policy to staff covered by the pay review bodies was set out in my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer's answer of 13 November 1992, at column 1002. Spending allocations have been adjusted to reflect the impact of the policy on other public sector groups.