§ Mrs. Beckett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the cost of the NHS executive support programme for the introduction of local pay. 
§ Mr. Malone
The programme referred to in my reply to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Northfield (Mr. Burden) on 20 February,Official Report, column 27, was undertaken at an estimated cost of £500,000 in the financial year 1994–95.