§ Mr. Currie
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will seek powers to ensure that the existing wage and salary standstill shall not apply to the periodic review of service pay and pensions for those serving or who have served in the armed forces of the Crown.
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
No. There is no justification for treating present or past members of the armed forces differently from all other members of the community in this respect.