Armed Forces Pension Review

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:00 pm on 7th December 1999.

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Photo of Baroness Strange Baroness Strange Crossbench 3:00 pm, 7th December 1999

My Lords, I thank the Minister for her sympathetic, if familiar, reply. I am sure that she is aware that I am speaking about the Act relating to attributable Armed Forces family pensions, with particular reference to the retention of pensions on the remarriage of post-1973 war widows. However, is she aware that yesterday was the Feast of St. Nicholas, who is renowned for filling the stockings of young ladies unable to get married because they do not have a dowry? Would it not be seasonably jolly if the MoD were also to play Santa Claus?