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Armed Forces: Pensions

Defence written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Michael Mates Michael Mates Conservative, East Hampshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the public purse of increasing the pension entitlement of those forces' widows receiving one-third of their late husband's pension entitlement to one-half.

Photo of Derek Twigg Derek Twigg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans)

I refer the right hon. Member to the answer given by the then Minister for the Armed Forces on 18 January 2002, Hansard, column 500W. The situation remains unchanged.

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