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Armed Forces: Pay

Volume 471: debated on Wednesday 30 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the Department's budget is for the longer separation allowance. (177539)

The spend on longer separation allowance (LSA) for financial year 2006-07 was £119 million. For financial year 2007-08 this is forecast to be around £105 million.

LSA forecasted spend is dependent on the circumstances of individuals deploying (i.e. precise time spent deployed, marital status).