HC Deb 20 March 2000 vol 346 c445W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what support he has provided to local government under the Comprehensive Spending Review to take account of pay pressures arising from national pay awards. [115140]

Mr. Andrew Smith

The Comprehensive Spending Review provided a generous settlement for local government. The details are set out in "Modern Public Services for Britain: Investing in Reform" (Cm 4011). The Government have made it clear that all pay awards will need to be paid from within the spending limits set in the Comprehensive Spending Review.