§ Mr. Ancram
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of extending the Royal Navy's long service advance of pay scheme to the Army and RAF.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
An estimate was prepared in 1991–92. Although the figures were never fully refined, the cost over a 10-year period was held to be of the order of £6.6 million for the Army and £12.8 million for the RAF.