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Officers' Pay

Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many serving officers, and of what rank, receive basic pay in excess of £7,000.

The total number of serving officers receiving basic pay in excess of £7,000 a year in each of the three Services is as follows:

Royal Navy and Royal Marines289
These are officers of the rank of Captain RN—with at least six years' seniority—Colonel RM, Brigadier, Air Commodore and above; medical and dental officers of the rank of Surgeon Commander, Lieutenant Colonel and Wing Commander—with at least eight years' seniority—and above; Army and RAF legal officers of the rank of Colonel and Group Captain—with at least six years' seniority—and above; and a few others. Basic pay has been taken as including X factor but excluding threshold payments.