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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence (1) what steps are being taken to increase the daily rate of pay of Regular naval personnel to compensate them and their wives and families for the increase in the cost of living, consequent upon the reduction in the food subsidies by some £160 million;(2) what steps his Department are taking to increase the daily rate of pay of Regular personnel in the Royal Air Force and their wives and families, to compensate them for the increase in the cost of living, consequent upon the reduction in the food subsidies by some £160 million.
None. As I informed the hon. Member yesterday in reply to a similar Question, 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.