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Retired Pay (Vote Allocation)

Volume 894: debated on Tuesday 24 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Government will consider the possibility of adopting the practice of pertain other countries of excluding from the Defence Vote items such as Service men's retired pay.

We have considered such measures from time to time, but the balance of advantage has been in favour of our present arrangements. We do, however, separately identify estimated expenditure on Service pensions, medical services, education and married accommodation in the annual Statement on the Defence Estimates.