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Armed Forces: Pensions

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many veterans receive pensions under the provisions of the (a) Gurkha Pension Scheme, (b) Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2005 and (c) Armed Forces Pension Scheme 1975; and if he will make a statement. (304770)

As at 30 September 2009 the number of members and dependants receiving pensions under the Gurkha Pension Scheme was 24,164, the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2005 was 1,281 and the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 1975 was 371,140.