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Agenda for Change

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 4 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of whether adjustments need to be made to the calculation that was made of the costs of bank holidays in the Agenda for Change process. (76385)

The estimates of the cost of implementing agenda for change were based on a wide range of assumptions covering all the pay and conditions of service of staff. After taking into account the scope for management action, it was decided to adjust reference prices over and above the planned increase in agenda for change investment in 2006-07 to take fuller account of assimilation costs.