HC Deb 20 January 1981 vol 997 cc115-6W
19. Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the aggregate percentage increase in the wage and salary cost of the Armed Services in the past 12 months.

Mr. Goodhart

Our latest estimate is that expenditure on Armed Forces pay and allowances in the financial year 1980–81 will be 17.4 per cent. higher than in 1979–80.