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Ex-servicemen: Pensions

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 8 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of former service personnel is receiving a pension from his Department. (203456)

The proportion of former service personnel receiving a pension cannot be identified as the overall number of surviving veterans is not known. However, the number of pensions in payment, broken down by scheme is as follows:

Pension scheme

Pensions in payment

War Disablement pension scheme


Armed Forces pension scheme


Armed Forces compensation scheme


Reserve Forces pension scheme


Total number of pensions in payment