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Service Personnel (Emoluments)

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1952

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence what steps are being taken to increase the daily rate of pay of Regular soldiers, to compensate them and their wives and families for the increase in the cost of living, consequent upon the withdrawal of £160,000,000 in food subsidies.

None. The emoluments of Service personnel, which include issues in kind of foodstuffs, are reviewed from time to time to take account of any marked alteration of conditions. Service men and their families will benefit from the increased family allowances and income tax reliefs, announced by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Budget Speech.