Defence Discount Service

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 6th March 2017.

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Photo of Danny Kinahan Danny Kinahan UUP, South Antrim

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how his Department is promoting the Defence Discount Service in each region and constituent part of the UK.

Photo of Danny Kinahan Danny Kinahan UUP, South Antrim

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the uptake level has been of the Defence Discount Service in each region and constituent part of the UK since its introduction.

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

The Defence Discount Service (DDS) is operated by Blue Light Card Ltd on behalf of the Ministry Of Defence. Blue Light is responsible for all marketing and promotion of the DDS throughout the United Kingdom and uses a variety of initiatives to engage both locally and nationally.

As at 3 March 2017, the DDS scheme had approximately 386,000 members. A regional breakdown of membership is unavailable. However, the following table provides a breakdown by constituent part of the UK:

England

316,400

Scotland

29,700

Wales

23,200

Northern Ireland

5,800

Outside UK

2,300

Opted not to provide location

8,700

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