asked the Minister for the Civil Service what relationship the use of cash limits will have to the pay research system.
The Government's policy is to reconcile the operation of
[pursuant to his reply, 22 April 1980, c. 130]: The following table gives the staff in post at 1 April 1980 and the percentage increase or decrease from 1 April 1979 for the main departments. Corresponding figures are not available centrally for May 1979.pay research with cash limits. The staging of this year's settlement has permitted pay research to determine the pay rates while keeping the cost within the cash limit the Government have set in the light of their wider economic objectives.