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Armed Forces (Premature Retirement)

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 21 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he is satisfied with the trend of applications for premature retirement by officers and men, following the recent Forces pay awards.

No clear trend since April 1978 is yet discernible. It is still too early to see the effect of the recent pay award and the forward commitment which the Government have given to restore the full military salary by 1980.