§ Mr. Mellish
asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement about the pay of medical and dental officers in the Armed Forces.
§ The Prime Minister:
The supplementary report of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body on the pay of Service doctors and dentists has been published today as Cmnd. 7288. Copies are available in the Vote Office.
The Government accept the Review Body's recommendations on the full appropriate levels of military salary for Service doctors and dentists. These will be staged and implemented in exactly the same way as the award to the remainder of the Armed Forces. As a first stage, Service doctors and dentists have received a pay increase effective from 1st April 1978 in line with that announced for the rest of the Armed Forces on 25th April 1978.