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Armed Forces: Widows' Pensions

Volume 698: debated on Tuesday 29 January 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their estimate of the cost of paying the widows of servicemen who married in retirement a full pension based on their husband's total pensionable service in the Armed Forces; and how that cost is calculated. [HL1462]

I refer the noble Lord to the Answer given by my honourable friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the other place on 6 November 2006 (Official Report, col. 797W). The calculations have not changed since this date.