§ Mr. Charles Morrison
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement about the pay of medical and dental officers in the Armed Forces.
§ Mr. Pym
The supplement to the eighth report of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body covering the pay of Service medical and dental officers has been published today as Cmnd. 7603. Copies are available in the Vote Office.
The Government accept the review body's recommendations on the levels of military salary for Service medical and dental officers appropriate at 1 April 1979. These will be implemented in full from 1 April 1979 in line with the decision already announced to pay the fully up-to-date rates of pay for all combatant ranks up to brigadier as recommended in the review body's eighth report.