Public Sector Pay

Public Sector pay is a matter for the budget, not the Queen's Speech.

Labour's attempt to wreck the Queen's speech was a blatant piece of political opportunism to try and bring down the Government and force another election, not a genuine attempt to address public sector pay.

I'm sympathetic to calls to look carefully at Public Sector pay, which is why I support the work of various independent Pay Review bodies which are looking at the issue and due to report before the next budget. I'm confident the Government will take their recommendations seriously.

This issue is not about political manoeuvring, its about doing what is right for the future of our country and all those who work to support it.