§ 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 in440W 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. 
§ 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