§ Mr. Robin Cook
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the total cost of the ambulance staff pay award in each of its two years for(a) the United Kingdom as a whole and (b) England only.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
Estimated increases over 1988–89 costs of the revised pay offer, excluding local flexibility payments from 1 October 1990, are in the table:
Increase in employers' pay costs for ambulance staff United Kingdom £ million England £ million 1989–90 23.1 18.8 1990–91 37.2 30.3