§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the total number of persons within the Ministry of Defence who are in receipt of incomes in excess of those paid to hon. Members.
§ Mr. Pattie
Following the 1982 arbitration award, the number of civil servants in the Ministry of Defence on salaries in excess of the salary of a Member of Parliament (£13,950) is 4,083. The Armed Forces are not included in these figures. The 4,083 comprise less than 2 per cent. of the civil servants in MOD.