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Armed Forces: Pensions

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many forces’ widows whose husbands retired before 31 March 1973 were receiving an armed forces pension scheme pension at the latest date for which figures are available. (197893)

The information is not held centrally and could be provided only at a disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons figures on the number of service pensions paid are not included in UK defence statistics. (197895)

Figures on the number of service pensions paid are not included in the UK Defence statistics as there has been no past requirement for the Defence Analytical Services Agency to routinely process information on the armed forces pension scheme.