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Veterans: North West

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 18th October 2018.

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Photo of Damien Moore Damien Moore Conservative, Southport

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of veterans living in the (a) North West of England and (b) Southport constituency.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

An estimated distribution of the UK Armed Forces veteran population residing in Great Britain can be found in the 'Annual Population Survey: UK Armed Forces Veterans Residing in Great Britain', the latest edition of which (2016) is published at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/annual-population-survey-uk-armed-forces-veterans-residing-in-great-britain.

As at 2016, there were an estimated 2.5 million UK Armed Forces veterans residing in households across Great Britain and 279,000 veterans living in households in the North-West region of England.

The total number of veterans in Southport constituency is not held. However, information held by the Department indicates that, as at 31 March 2018, there were 517 veterans residing in the Southport Constituency in receipt of an Armed Forces occupational pension, a disablement pension under the War Pensions Scheme or compensation under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

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