Armed Forces (Pay)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th October 1970.

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Photo of Sir Peter Kirk Sir Peter Kirk , Saffron Walden 12:00 am, 29th October 1970

Army and R.A.F. officers are paid direct into their bank accounts and soldiers and airmen are actively encouraged to opt for this form of payment. Similar facilities are planned for personnel in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Meanwhile, they can make fixed allotments into a bank account. Other methods of payment, including the use of Giro, to reduce cash requirements, are being studied.