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Armed Forces: Pay

Volume 711: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the salary range on 1 April for Lieutenant-Colonels (or equivalent ranks in other services) up to 2-star level in (a) 1979, (b) 1989, (c) 1999 and (d) 2009. [HL3921]

The annual salary ranges (inclusive of X-factor1) for Lieutenant-Colonels (and equivalent ranks) up to Major-General (2-star rank and equivalents) are shown in the following table.

01 Apr 79

01 Apr 89

01 Apr 99

01 Apr 09

Lieutenant-Colonel

£10,921 to £12,078

£28,050 to £30,999

£47,366 to £52,359

£65,717 to £76,095

Colonel

£12,828 to £14,175

£32,346 to £35,748

£55,060 to £60,856

£79,716 to £87,655

Brigadier2(1 star)

£15,251

£38,748

£67,448

£95,128 to £98,984

Major-General2(2 star)

£ 18,000

£43,100

£68,115 to £76,250

£103,872.96 to £117,065.04

Notes:

1. X-factor was introduced in 1970 to recognise the relative disadvantage in conditions of service experienced by members of the Armed Forces in comparison to civilian life.

2. Prior to 2001, for Officers at 1-star rank and prior to 1999, for Officers at 2-star rank there was only one rate of pay, known as a “spot rate”. A new pay structure was implemented in 2001 and 1999 respectively, which introduced a pay range for 1-star and 2-star officers.