Armed Forces: Retirement

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4th December 2015.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Scottish National Party, Linlithgow and East Falkirk

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has estimated the cost to the public purse of making payments to support military veterans who retired with fewer than 22 years' service before 5 April 1975.

Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Scottish National Party, Linlithgow and East Falkirk

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the standard of living of those military veterans who retired with fewer than 22 years' service before 5 April 1975 of the provisions of the Social Security Acts 1973 and 1975.

Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Scottish National Party, Linlithgow and East Falkirk

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to assist financially those military veterans who retired with fewer than 22 years' service before 5 April 1975.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

No estimate has been made of the cost of resolving legacy pension issues although it would likely cost the tax-payer billions of pounds; the issue of pre-1975 pensions does not just affect the Armed Forces, but is common to all other public service schemes in existence prior to the Social Security Act 1973.

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