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Army Pay

Volume 124: debated on Monday 14 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the rate of pay for each Army rank frm private soldier through to field marshal for 1 April 1957, 1967, 1977, and 1987.

For most ranks there are many different rates that may be payable, and it is not practicable to list them all. I refer the hon. Member to the following published information.

1957

Service Pay and Pensions. Cmnd 9692 dated February 1956.
(Rates of pay were not revised in 1957).

1967

Service Pay and Pensions. Cmnd 2903 dated February 1966.
(Rates of Pay were not revised in 1967.)

The rates of pay that were effective on 1 April 1967 for service medical and dental officers have not been published in a Command Paper, but are set out as follows, expressed in annual terms:

£ s d

Captain

1,697 5 0
After 2 years1,733 15 0
After 4 years1,779 7 6

Major

2,117 0 0
After 1 year2,153 10 0
After 2 years2,199 2 6
After 3 years2,235 12 6
After 4 years2,281 5 0
After 5 years2,317 15 0
After 6 years2,354 5 0
After 7 years2,399 17 6

Lieutenant Colonel

2,628 0 0
After 2 years2,691 17 6
After 4 years2,744 12 6
After 6 years2,810 10 0
After 8 years2,874 7 6

Colonel

3,212 0 0
After 2 years3,275 17 6
After 4 years3,330 12 6
After 6 years3,394 10 0

Brigadier

3,704 15 0

1977

Review body on Armed Forces pay Fourth Report 1975. Comnd. 6063 dated may 1975. Supplement to Review Body on Armed Forces Pay Fourth Report 1975. Cmnd 6146 dated July 1975 (concerning medical and dental officers' pay).
Review Body on Top Salaries Sixth Report. Cmnd 5846 dated December 1974.
Basic rates of pay were not increased in 1976 or 1977 but personnel could receive supplements, depending on the level of their basic pay. The arrangements governing the payment of these supplements can be found in the following documents:
  • Review Body on Armed Forces Pay Fifth Report 1976. Cmnd 6470 dated May 1976.
  • Supplement to Review Body on Armed Forces Pay Fifth Report 1976. Cmnd 6515 dated July 1976 (concerning Medical and Dental officers' pay).
  • Review Body on Armed Forces Pay Sixth Report 1977. Cmnd 6801 dated April 1977.

1987

Review Body on Armed Forces Pay Sixteenth Report 1987. Cmnd 126 dated April 1987.
Supplement to Review Body on Armed Forces Pay Sixteenth Report 1987. Cmnd 176 dated July 1987 (concerning Medical and Dental officers' pay).

The rates of pay that were effective on 1 April 1987 for officers of the rank of major general and above have not been published in a Command Paper, but are as follows, expressed in annual terms:

£

Major General36,852·54
Lieutenant General45,347·40
General64,738·08
Field Marshall80,688·36