Armed Forces: Pay

Defence written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Liam Fox Liam Fox Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel received specialist pay for (a) flying, (b) diving, (c) submarine, (d) nuclear propulsion, (e) submarine escape tank training, (f) hydrographics, (g) mountain leadership, (h) parachutes and (i) high altitude parachutes in each year since 1997.

Photo of Derek Twigg Derek Twigg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans)

The information required from 1997 to 2000 is not held centrally and the detailed breakdown requested for 2001 to 2007 can be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, the following table shows the total number of personnel in each service in receipt of specialist pay since 2001.

Army Navy RAF Total
2007 3,859 7,328 4,636 15,823
2006 4,514 6,890 4,362 15,766
2005 6,161 6,872 4,596 17,629
2004 5,334 6,871 4,549 16,754
2003 5,772 6,232 4,685 16,689
2002 4,687 5,613 4,450 14,750
2001 4,772 6,651 4,187 15,610

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