§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will review the proposed levels of increase of Service men's pay generally and of lower paid other ranks in particular with a view to increasing them in line with the proposed increases of up to almost 20 per cent. for certain higher paid public servants.
§ Mr. Blaker
No. As in previous years the Government have accepted in full the recommendations of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body for appropriate rates of pay for the Armed Forces effective from 1 April.