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Armed Forces: Pay Review Body

Volume 685: debated on Monday 9 October 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are the reasons for delay in announcing their decision about the recommendations of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body's 2006 supplementary report on the pay of service dental and medical officers.[HL7176]

Given the significant recruitment and retention difficulties experienced by service medical and dental officers, the Government wanted to carefully consider the Armed Forces Pay Review Body report in order to ensure that it delivered an appropriate package that recognises the vital contribution made by these officers.

I refer the noble and gallant Lord to the Written Ministerial Statement that we made on Monday 24 July 2006 (Official Report, col. WS 131) on Armed Forces medical and dental officers pay.