HC Deb 30 October 1956 vol 558 c130W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will give an estimate of the cost to his Department of increasing the pay and allowances of Regular Service men and reservists by 60 per cent. as has been recently done in the case of Her Majesty's judges ; and whether he will take the necessary action to implement this increase.

Mr. F. Maclean

The answer to the first part of the Question is at present about £40 million a year to increase pay and marriage allowance for the Regular soldiers and recalled regular reservists alone. The answer to the second part of the Question is No. There is no relationship between Army pay and the salaries of judges which, until the Judges remuneration Act of 1954, had remained unchanged since being reduced in 1832.