HC Deb 23 July 1975 vol 896 cc204-5W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will publish in the Official Report details of the persons who were employed in his office or Department in January 1972 at salaries around£4,500 per annum and what increases they have received to date.

Mr. William Rodgers

The following are representative examples of persons, both civilian and military, employed by the Ministry of Defence in January 1972 at salaries around£4,500 per annum, together with their current salaries:

Principals: £
1st January 1972 3,478–4,708
1st April 1975 5,680–7,450
Principal Scientific Officer:
1st January 1972 3,317–4,387
1st April 1975 5,514–7,205
Principal Professional and Technology Officer:
1st January 1972 4,010–4,760
1st April 1975 6,280–7,450

Note: Staff working in London receive London Weighting in addition as follows:

Inner London:
1st January 1972 175
1st April 1975 410
Outer London:
1st January 1972 90
1st April 1975 260


Lieutenant Colonels in the Army and the equivalent ranks in the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force on the maximum of the scale for the rank received£4,515 a year. In April 1975 the rate of pay at the same point for the same rank was£7,457.