Urgent question on public sector pay: 24 July 2018

24 July 2018

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Peter Dowd, asked an urgent question in the House of Commons on the Government's public sector pay announcement.

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Elizabeth Truss, responded on behalf of the Government and informed the House that the Government was announcing the biggest pay rise in almost 10 years for almost 1 million public workers across Britain, including teachers, armed forces personnel, prison officers, police, doctors and dentists.

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