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Officers (Retired Pay)

Volume 527: debated on Thursday 13 May 1954

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence the maximum amounts of retired pay that officers who retired under the 1919 Code would now be receiving if their rates, which were subject to variation upwards or downwards with the cost of living to an extent not exceeding 20 per cent, had not been stabilised in 1935, disregarding any subsequent increases or re-assessment, giving the amount for each rank from captain to general.

An increase of 20 per cent, on the rates of retired pay under the 1919 Code would, if awarded, have resulted in maximum rates for each rank as follows:

Rank1919 rates1919 rates plus 20 per cent.
££
Captain300360
Major450540
Lieutenant-Colonel600720
Colonel800960
Major-General1,0001,200
Lieutenant-General1,2001,440
General1,4001,680