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Armed Forces: Pensions

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 23rd November 2016.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Statement of 8 November 2016, Armed Forces Pension Scheme - Advance from the Contingencies Fund, HCWS249, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer to ensure that shortfalls in the net cash requirement amounts do not arise in the future.

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

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 16 November 2016 to Question 52704 to the hon. Member for Chesterfield (Mr Perkins). Ministry of Defence officials continue to work with their Treasury counterparts to ensure this error does not arise in the future.

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