§ Sir Nicholas Fairbairn
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the comparative rates of pay of reservist troops and regular troops, by rank, serving in the Gulf.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
All regulars and reservists serving in the Gulf receive the same basic rates of pay. However, reservists are entitled to a taxable supplement of up to 20 per cent. of service pay (and more in special cases) to help make up any loss of civilian earnings up to a maximum total ceiling, including service pay, of £55,000.