§ Dr. Broughton
asked the Secretary of State for War the rank and the pay of a registered medical practitioner on joining the Royal Army Medical Corps for the period of National Service; what is the rank and the pay after one year's service; and how far it is possible for a medical officer to hold higher, acting rank, with pay, during the period of National Service.
§ Mr. Head
He is commissioned in the rank of lieutenant and gets basic pay of £401 a year. After one year he is promoted captain and gets £511 a year and, after a further six months, £593 a year. He may get temporary promotion to the rank of major, and there are at present 20 National Service officers holding this rank: for this rank basic pay is £785 a year in the first 18 months' service and £912 a year in the last six months. In addition to basic pay, marriage allowance of £117 a year for an officer under 25 and £288 a year if he is older and specialist pay of £73 a year are paid where appropriate.