HC Deb 04 December 1989 vol 163 c60W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement about the proposed wage reductions for Royal Air Force air electronics operators; whether he will reconsider this decision; and if he will ensure that no serving operator has any reduction in his pay.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

From 1 October 1989 air electronics operators in the ranks of master aircrew and flight sergeant have been placed in a lower pay band in accordance with the job evaluation results for their trade. This decision was taken after three full evaluations, and is currently the subject of internal appeal procedures. Existing regulations ensure that none of the personnel affected will suffer any reduction in pay.