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Armed Forces Pay

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 19th December 2011.

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Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond The Secretary of State for Defence 2:30 pm, 19th December 2011

I think that the hon. Gentleman was a member of the last Government, so he will be very clear about the scale of the financial problem that the MOD and the wider public sector face. The armed forces are playing their role in helping to correct the deficit and get this country back on track.