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Armed Forces: Pensions

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people are receiving pensions under the provisions of (a) the Gurkha Pension Scheme, (b) the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2005 and (c) the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 1975; and if he will make a statement. (282127)

At 31 March 2009 the number of members and dependants receiving pensions under the Gurkha Pension Scheme was 25,139, the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2005 was 1,062 and the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 1975 was 368,547.