Armed Forces: Pensions

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 18th March 2015.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Independent, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on British army pensions in each of the last three years.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The information in the table below has been extracted from the Armed Forces Pension Scheme Annual Accounts and shows how much was spent on British Army pensions in each of the last three financial years.

£ millionPensionsLump Sums

Widows/

Dependants

Total

2013-141,450.8330.61,48.61,930.0
2012-131,443.1307.31,47.21,897.6
2011-121.364.01263.41,40.21,767.6

Note 1: Figure Contains Early Departure lump sum payments and Early Departure Payment ongoing payments. Later years do not include Early Departure Payment ongoing payments.

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