§ Dr. Moonie
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what provision has been made in local authority standard spending assessments for 1993–94 in respect of fire brigades' pay; and if he will make a statement.427W
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The Government expect the national joint council for local authorities' fire brigades to comply with Government policy on public sector pay in settling any pay increase for firefighters in 1993. The provision we have made within standard spending assessments for 1993–94 reflects this expectation.