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Gurkhas

Volume 711: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Gurkha ex-servicemen who retired prior to 1 July 1997 are living (a) in the United Kingdom, and (b) overseas. [HL4110]

We believe that there are approximately 36,000 former Gurkhas who retired before 1 July 1997. Of these we estimate that approximately 3,500 are already resident in the United Kingdom and the remaining 32,500 are living overseas.