§ Mr. Driberg
asked the Secretary of State for War how soon he expects to be able to make an announcement on pay, pensions, and conditions of service in the Regular Armed Forces; and if, when the Government are preparing such an announcement, the desirability of a steadily increasing integration of the three services and their future use as part of a world defence force as well as in national defence will be borne in mind.
§ Mr. Lawson
As I have already informed hon. Members an announcement will be made as soon as possible. It is hoped to achieve a broad equality of treatment, based as far as possible on common principles, between the pay, pensions and terms of service for the three Services while at the same time providing for the differences required to meet their respective functions.