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.