asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether any decision has yet been reached on the pay and conditions of the Royal Navy Recruiting Service.
I regret that I am not in a position to add anything to the reply which my predecessor gave the hon. Member for Hendon, South (Sir H. Lucas-Tooth) on 14th December last.
Is the Minister aware that this sort of answer was given by his predecessor to me on 19th January last year, and that the men in this Service have no confidence that any changes which will be made will be retrospective?
I cannot say when the decision will be reached, because the whole question has to be considered in regard to the Government's policy on the level of incomes generally.