To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the individuals and organisations to whom (a) his Department, (b) its executive agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible sent a copy of the consultation document, The Armed Forces Pensions Scheme Review.
The consultation documents on the new pension and compensation schemes were issued in March 2001 by the Ministry of Defence. We are not aware of any copies distributed by the Department's executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies. Copies were sent to the Commanding Officers of every Unit, with a summary leaflet for distribution to all serving personnel. The documents were also placed on the MOD's intranet and Internet sites. In addition, copies were sent to other interested Government Departments, the principal ex-Service organisations, the Defence Select Committee, the Armed Forces Pay Review Body, the Pension Appeal Tribunals and other interested bodies. The Consultation Reports published on each scheme are on the MOD website and provide a full list of those who responded.