§ Mr. Prescott
asked the Secretary of State for Defence, what is (a) the average total earnings and (b) the average basic pay of an ordinary seaman in the Royal Navy.
§ Mr. Blaker
The average gross basic pay of an ordinary seaman in the Royal Navy is £4,610 per annum at April 1982 pay rates.
The average taxable earnings of an ordinary seaman at April 1982 pay rates would be in the region of £4,700 per annum.