HC Deb 18 January 2002 vol 378 c510W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the impact of the public pay review bodies' recommendations will be on the public spending limits of 2001–07. [27921]

Mr. Andrew Smith

Public spending plans are settled in the spending reviews, and are not amended by reference to the recommendations of the pay review bodies. It is normal practice for Departments to accommodate pay awards within public spending limits.

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