HL Deb 01 July 1997 vol 581 cc23-4WA
Earl Howe

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they intend to maintain unchanged the remit and the independence of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body; and whether they will follow the practice of the previous Government in implementing the recommendations of that body as and when such recommendations are made.

Lord Gilbert

Successive Governments have greatly valued the independent advice given by the Armed Forces Pay Review Body, and we expect to continue to make pay decisions in the light of its reports. The Government will follow previous practice in deciding their response to the recommendations given the circumstances at the time.