HC Deb 25 November 1985 vol 87 cc512-3W
Sir Geoffrey Finsberg

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will set out the gross salaries and any additional allowances or deductions for second lieutenants, lieutenants and captains in the Army and the equivalent ranks in the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy for each year since 1979.

Mr. Norman Lamont

The gross daily rates of pay for these Army ranks are set out in the table. They apply also to equivalent ranks in the other Services. A wide range of allowances and various forms of additional pay (such as parachute pay and diving pay) are available to individuals in particular circumstances. Apart from normal deductions of income tax and earnings-related national insurance contributions, service personnel are expected to pay a charge for food and accommodation where this is provided at public expense. These charges are fixed on the recommendation of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body and details of current rates are given in its 14th Report (Cmnd. 9526).

rates of profit as recommended by the review board for Government contracts with special reference to noncompetitive naval building and naval refitting work.

Mr. Norman Lamont

Non-competitive naval building and naval refitting work attract the same rates of profit as all other non-competitive work placed by my Department. Full details of these rates were set out by my right hon. Friend, the Member for Bosworth (Mr. Butler) on 16 May, at columns 207–8.