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Armed Forces Pensioners

Volume 721: debated on Monday 22 November 1965

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the total number of Armed Forces pensioners who retired prior to 1956; what will be the total cost of the increased benefits they will receive under the proposed Pensions (Increase) Bill; and what would be the cost of bringing all who retired before 1956 up to the proposed new rates for 1956.

Including widows and dependants, and assuming that the proposed increases are effective from 1st January, 1966, the figures are: about 150,000, about £4·4 million a year, and about £62·6 million a year.