§ Mr. Viggers
asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to announce the result of his current review of local overseas allowances for members of Her Majesty's Armed Forces.
§ Mr. Mulley
, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 23rd May 1978; Vol. 950, c. 465], gave the following information:
Consideration of the basis for and rates of this allowance is continuing. In the meantime, the 12 months' moratorium on changes in rates of LOA announced in October 1977 has been extended. There will be no change in existing rates before 1st April 1979 except where adjustments are made necessary by movements in exchange rates.