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Armed Forces Pay

Part of Opposition Day - [4TH Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 1:12 pm on 1st November 2017.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham 1:12 pm, 1st November 2017

I find the comments of Conservative Members quite astonishing, because I remember as a Minister in the Ministry of Defence being harangued by Conservative Members in opposition arguing that we did a bad deal for the armed forces, even though we accepted the pay review body’s recommendation. With regard to the X factor, in 2013 the pay review body chairman was sacked because the Prime Minister at the time, David Cameron, did not want to recommend an increase in the X factor.