HC Deb 14 April 1978 vol 947 c542W
Mr. Trotter

asked the Secretary of State for Defence to what extent typical Service men from private to three-star generals retiring in March 1978 receive a lower pension than those of similar rank who retired in March in any of the last three years; and whether he drew the attention of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body to any such differences.

Mr. Duffy

The information requested by the hon. Member is given in Army terms in the table below:

Mr. Mulley

As I told the hon. Member on 22nd November 1977, the evidence submitted to the Armed Forces Pay Review Body by my Department is given on a confidential basis.—[Vol. 939, cc. 628–9.] I can, however, assure him that it was both extensive and comprehensive.