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Monday, 15 July, 2002, 17:18 GMT 18:18 UK
Public service voices
Public service workers Simmi Sharma, John Gledhill and Steve McCabe

BBC News Online has spoken to three public service workers to find out what they think of the spending review.

Find out more about them below and read their verdict on the government's plans.


John Gledhill - police inspector

Police inspector John Gledhill
Police Inspector John Gledhill is a critical incident Inspector with Kent County Constabulary.

"It remains to be seen whether the government is capable of acheiving real results for their/our money.

"I trust that the Home Office's record on policing will not be typical of the other public services."


Simmi Sharma - rail employee

Rail employee Simmi Sharma

Simmi Sharma is a former train conductor now working in human resources for Arriva Trains in York.

"In reality, the transport funding will only scratch the surface.

"The railways alone need huge investments for new rolling stock and the upgrading of infrastructure. "


Dr Steve McCabe - lecturer

Lecturer Steve McCabe
Dr Steve McCabe is a lecturer in management at Birmingham's University of Central England.

"I found the comprehensive spending review disappointing.

"There was no mention of how the detested university fee system will be reformed to encourage students from poorer backgrounds."

The government's plans for future spending are published on 15 July

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