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Pensioners: Ex-servicemen

Volume 491: debated on Monday 20 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a copy of his letter of response to the representations made in the report from the Royal British Legion and Age Concern on the situation of ex-service pensioners; and if he will make a statement. (266797)

[holding answer 26 March 2009]: The director general of the Royal British Legion wrote to the Minister for Employment and Welfare Reform drawing attention to the Return to Rationing Campaign and the needs of ex-service and other pensioners. The then Under-Secretary of State, my hon. Friend the Member for Warwick and Leamington (Mr. Plaskitt) replied on 24 September 2008 and a copy of the reply has been placed in the Library.

We have since received a number of further representations in support of the Royal British Legion campaign and have replied in similar terms.