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Armed Forces: Pensions

Defence written question – answered on 3rd May 2011.

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Photo of Lindsay Roy Lindsay Roy Labour, Glenrothes

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent representations he has received on his decision to reduce pensions and benefits payments for war widows and injured soldiers; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

No decision has been taken to reduce pensions and benefits payments for war widows and injured personnel.

We have received a small number of representations relating to these groups and the using of the consumer prices index method to calculate increases to pensions and benefits rather than the retail prices index. This includes discussions with the Central Advisory Committee on Pensions and Compensation, a statutorily-established advisory committee made up of internal and external members.

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