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 Jack Dromey Jack Dromey Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Labour) 1:12 pm, 1st November 2017

I was for 15 years chair of the defence unions and responsible for our membership of the commission on Commonwealth war graves in north-west Europe, where 80% of our war dead are buried. I saw at first hand their heroism and their history. Does my hon. Friend agree that at a time when our country faces an ever more serious threat to our national security, it is absolutely wrong to cut tens of thousands from the armed forces and to say that those who remain will suffer a pay cut?