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PAY: Each one per cent change in public sector pay in 1994-95 would cost or save about three-quarters of a billion pounds, Michael Portillo, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, said.

PENSIONS: The additional cost of increasing the basic pension to a level at which income support and housing benefit would cease to be payable would be pounds 3.4bn, William Hague, the social security minister, said.