HC Deb 30 March 1998 vol 309 cc439-40W
Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the additional cost to public funds of implementing the public sector pay awards in full in April in each of (a) 1996, (b) 1997 and (c) 1998, (i) in the NHS alone and (ii) across all public services affected. [36625]

Mr. Darling

For groups covered by the pay review bodies, the information is as follows.

£ million
Additional cost of implementing in full
Year NHS Total
1996 37 149
1997 115 263
1998 205 413

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