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War Pensions: Scotland

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many veterans in Scotland have made successful claims for war pensions funded by the War Pension Scheme. (172606)

Due to the historical nature of the scheme, information on the total number of war disablement pensions awarded is not available. However, as at 30 June 2007 there were 17,6401 war disablement pensions in payment to veterans living in Scotland.

Information is also available on the number of successful claims cleared in the last four financial years, since 2003-04. These are set out in the following table.

Successful war disablement pension claims in Scotland, by financial year1

Successful claims

2003-04

375

2004-05

350

2005-06

380

2006-07

330

1 Figures have been rounded to the nearest five.