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Topical Questions

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 21st October 2019.

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Photo of Jenny Chapman Jenny Chapman Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

It is just not possible to recognise the sacrifice and service of our armed forces in pay alone, but it is wrong that the salary of a new recruit is now worth over £1,000 a year less than it was 10 years ago. What is the Minister going to do? When will a new recruit’s pay match what it was 10 years ago in real terms?