HC Deb 08 November 1982 vol 31 cc85-6W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Defence why maimed paratroopers have lost their parachute pay since returning from the Falklands.

Mr. Wiggin

Parachute pay is additional pay for men liable for parachute duty. As a concession it remain payable for 91 days after the individual becomes unfit for that duty. The men who have now lost their parachute pay are still receiving their basic Service pay and the Service benevolent or welfare funds are available to assist in any cases of hardship.