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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

167,700

Armed Forces pension scheme

295,824

Armed Forces compensation scheme

29

Reserve Forces pension scheme

33

Total number of pensions in payment

463,586