HC Deb 22 May 1978 vol 950 cc437-8W
Mr. Churchill

asked the Secretary of State for Defence, following the implementation of the most recent pay review, what is the net increase of pay in cash and percentage terms for each rank of the Armed Forces, assuming a married man

Net Pay
1977–78 1978–79 Cash Increase Percentage Increase
£ £ £
Private (Class II, Band 1, Scale C) 39.36 44.44 5.08 12.91
Lance Corporal (Class I, Band 1, Scale C) 42.38 49.23 6.85 16.16
Corporal (Class I, Band 2, Scale C) 48.02 57.48 9.46 19.70
Sergeant (Band 5, 12 years' service) 52.60 62.49 9.89 18.80
Staff Sergeant (Band 5, 18 years' service) 55.79 65.77 9.98 17.89
Warrant Officer I (18 years' service) 60.94 72.50 11.56 18.97
Warrant Officer II (18 years' service) 61.73 73.78 12.05 19.52
Second Lieutenant 41.77 47.27 5.50 13.17
Lieutenant (after 2 years' in the rank) 49.25 58.36 9.11 18.50
Captain (after 3 years' in the rank) 60.57 71.49 10.92 18.03
Major (after 4 years' in the rank) 72.13 85.33 13.20 18.30
Lieutenant-Colonel (after 4 years' in the rank) 89.19 104.93 15.79 17.70
Colonel (after 4 years' in the rank) 103.58 122.61 19.03 18.37
Brigadier 118.44 137.68 19.24 16.24
(1) For soldiers the pay bandings have been selected which contain the largest number at each rank. For officers the mid-point of the incremental scales have been used.
(2) "Net pay" figures allow for tax, national insurance contributions and married quarter charges, child benefit and (for the private and second lieutenant in 1977–78 and 1978–79, and for the lance corporal in 1977–78) rent and rate rebates. For 1978–79 tax deductions are as proposed in the budget, ERNIC contributions are at the new lower level resulting from the armed forces' being contracted out of the state earnings related pension scheme, and accommodation charges are as in 1977–78 since these were frozen as part of the 1978 Pay Review. No deductions have been made for food charges since married men normally buy their own food in the same way as civilians.
(3) Tax deductions have been calculated throughout on the assumptions of two children under 11, except for Warrant Officer I and II, Colonel and Brigadier where one under 11 and one under 16 have been assumed.

Mr. Churchill

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the net take-home pay, after stoppages and rent, of a married RAF senior aircraftsman with four school-age children, two of them teenagers, following the most recent pay review; and if he will give a break-down of this figure, and the percentage increase which this represents in net weekly take-home pay.

(Cmnd. 6801). Expressed as percentages of the total charges they are:

with two school-age children and tax rates as proposed in the Budget, taking full account of increases in food, accommodation and national insurance contribution charges.

Dr. Gilbert

The information requested is, in terms of Army ranks, as follows:

Mr. Wellbeloved

This information is being collected and I will publish it in theOfficial Report as soon as possible.