§ 23. Mr. Weetch
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assumption he now makes about the increase in public sector pay for 1982–83.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
The Government's plans for public expenditure in 1982–83 generally made provision for increases of 4 per cent. in pay in the public services. Recent pay settlements, which show a welcome downward movement compared with last year, are expected to be met within these plans.