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Pay And Conditions (Differentials)

Volume 893: debated on Monday 9 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will initiate a study into discrimination in incomes, living conditions, catering arrangements, leisure facilities and conditions generally in the Army, the Royal Navy, and the Royal Air Force as between commissioned officers and other ranks; if he will take steps to reduce this discrimination; and if he will make a statement.

The pay of officers and Service men alike is kept under review by the Armed Forces Pay Review Body, whose aim is to keep it broadly comparable with pay for similar jobs in other walks of life. As regards other Service conditions, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave him on 2nd July 1974.—[Vol. 876, c. 187–8.]