HC Deb 10 December 1946 vol 431 c192W
Mr. Allighan

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of soldiers who are on the 1924 rates of pay.

Mr. Bellenger

All reserved rights to special rates of pay were abolished when the new pay code was introduced on 1st July, 1946, but soldiers who were receiving pay at a rate more favourable to them than that provided by the new code were permitted to retain the excess until absorbed by increases on promotion or for other reasons. There may, therefore, be a few soldiers still drawing pay equivalent to that under the pre-10.25 rates but no figures are available.