HC Deb 13 May 1954 vol 527 cc90-2W
Air Commodore Harvey

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence the maximum amounts of retired pay that officers who retired under the 1919 Code would now be receiving if their rates, which were subject to variation upwards or downwards with the cost of living to an extent not exceeding 20 per cent, had not been stabilised in 1935, disregarding any subsequent increases or re-assessment, giving the amount for each rank from captain to general.

Mr. Birch

An increase of 20 per cent, on the rates of retired pay under the 1919 Code would, if awarded, have resulted in maximum rates for each rank as follows:

Rank 1919 rates 1919 rates plus 20 per cent.
£ £
Captain 300 360
Major 450 540
Lieutenant-Colonel 600 720
Colonel 800 960
Major-General 1,000 1,200
Lieutenant-General 1,200 1,440
General 1,400 1,680