§ Sir T. Beamish
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will now make a statement on service pay and allowances, indicating by what criteria and at what intervals future regular adjustments will be made.
§ Mr. John Morris
I would refer the hon. and gallant Gentleman to my right hon. Friend's statement on 16th June. Tables of the new rates of Service pay, retired pay, pensions and gratuities were placed in the Library on 17th June.270W
The National Board for Prices and Incomes' Report on Service pay proposes that a thorough reconsideration of the structure should take place about every 6 years but with a review, including levels of pay, every two years. These reviews would take account of all relevant factors, including incomes policy then in operation and the manning position of the Services. As my right hon. Friend announced, the Government have accepted this proposal.—[Vol. 785, c. 38–48.]