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Armed Forces: Benefit Payments

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) officers and (b) soldiers are in receipt of (i) benefits and (ii) tax credits in (A) 1, 2, 3 PARA, (B) 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, (C) 1st and 2nd Battalion the Royal Green Jackets, (D) 1st Battalion the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment, (E) 9/12 Lancers and (F) 1st and 3rd Regiments Royal Horse Artillery. (109792)

The Ministry of Defence does not hold details of the number of officers and non-commissioned ranks who are entitled to State benefits or tax credits. It is an individual responsibility for a Service person to determine if he or she is entitled to such benefits and whether or not they wish to submit a claim.