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Armed Forces Pay Review Body

Volume 718: debated on Tuesday 6 April 2010

Statement

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Defence (Bob Ainsworth) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

The supplement to the 2010 report of the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body (AFPRB) making recommendations on the pay of service medical and dental officers has been published today. I wish to express my thanks to the chairman and members of the review body for their report.

The AFPRB has recommended no increase in basic military salary for all defence medical services (DMS) accredited consultants and accredited general medical and dental practitioners. The AFPRB has also recommended a 1 per cent increase for certain non-accredited officers and a 1.5 per cent increase for junior non-accredited officers and cadets. In addition, the AFPRB recommended no increase in the values of national clinical excellence awards and distinction awards and a 1 per cent increase for DMS trainer pay and general medical practitioner associate trainer pay.

The AFPRB recommendations are to be accepted in full, except for the 1.5 per cent recommendation for junior non-accredited officers and cadets, which will be abated to 1 per cent mirroring the decision on the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Review Body recommendation, with implementation effective from 1 April 2010.

Copies of the report are available in the Vote Office and the Library of the House.