§ Lord Hill-Norton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
By how much income over the year April 1984 to April 1985 fell below the level recommended by the Armed Forces Pay Review Body (Cmnd. 9255) on account of the staging of the award, in each of the ranks for which the review body is responsible.
§ Lord Trefgarne
The rates of pay which were in issue to servicemen during the period April 1984 to April 1985 are detailed in pages 26 and 27 of the AFPRB's 14th Report (Cmnd. 9526). The table below illustrates the amounts by which the take-home pay for each rank could have been less than that recommended by the AFPRB over the period. The actual amounts paid would have varied depending on personal tax liability and the type of accommodation being occupied:
Amount (£) Rank Married Single Brigadier 133 364 Colonel 319 362 Lt. Colonel 321 336 Major 296 300 Captain 224 229 Lieutenant 141 145 2nd Lieutenant 78 83 Warrant Officer Class 1 181 117 Warrant Officer Class 2 164 160 Staff Sergeant 148 144 Sergeant 157 152 Corporal 135 131 Lance Corporal 117 110 Private 105 98
Note: Army ranks have been given as an example. The other two services were affected in the same way. The pay represents the top end of the scale of each rank.
The examples assume that the appropriate type of `standard' service accommodation was occupied by all ranks and that only the basic personal tax allowance was claimed. The figures also reflect the Government's decision to stage the increased charges, for both food and accommodation, which were recommended by the AFPRB. This meant that the full charges applied only to the last five months of the financial year.