Armed Forces

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 16th January 2015.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to his Department was of (a) salaries, (b) pension contributions, (c) employer's National Insurance contributions and (d) operational allowances for all ranks of officers in each of the armed forces in each year since 2010.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Holding answer received on 17 December 2014

The pay costs for officers in each of the Armed Forces over the period 2010-11 to 2013-14 inclusive have been attached.

These costs represent expenditure on the regular cadre. Expenditure on reservists is not accounted for by rank or Arm of Service, and is therefore not included in the attached figures.

Expenditure on operational allowances is also not accounted for by rank or Arm of Service. However, annual expenditure for all ranks and all Arms of Service has been as follows:

Expenditure Category

2010-11 (£ million)

2010-12 (£ million)

2012-13 (£ million)

2013-14 (£ million)

Operational Allowance





Campaign Continuity Allowance (includes Op Herrick Drawdown Allowance)





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