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War Pensions

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 17 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many former members of the Merchant Marine have been awarded a war pension. (158439)

The information requested is not available, but figures are available for the number of former members of the merchant marine in receipt of pensions under the War Pensions Mercantile Marine scheme over the past five years. This information is set out in the following table.

War Pensions in payment under the Mercantile Marine scheme1

Disablement pensioners

30 June 2003


30 June 2004


30 June 2005


30 June 2006


30 June 2007


1 All numbers have been rounded to the nearest five.