§ Mr. Costain
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the annual pay and pension of a colonel as at 31st March 1976 and 31st March 1963, respectively.
§ Mr. Robert C. Brown
The basic annual pay for a colonel at 31st March538W 1976 ranged from £8,169 to £9,030; at 31st March 1963 basic pay ranged from £2,208 to £2,500. The annual rate of retired pay of a colonel at 31st March 1976 was from £2,610 to £4,380 according to length of service at the time of retirement; at 31st March 1963 the scale was from £835 to £1,400.