Veterans

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 26th February 2019.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Labour, Chesterfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate he has made of the number of veterans who have served in the armed forces who reside in each local authority area.

Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Labour, Chesterfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is his policy to record the number of veterans who have served in the armed forces who reside in each local authority area.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Department does not record the number of veterans who reside in each local authority.

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 (2017) is published at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/annual-population-survey-uk-armed-forces-veterans-residing-in-great-britain. As at 2017, there were an estimated 2.4 million UK Armed Forces veterans residing in households across Great Britain.

The sample size of the Annual Population Survey is statistically too small to produce veteran estimates at geographical locations below county level.

However, the Department does hold information on UK Armed Forces veterans in each local authority who are in receipt of an Armed Forces occupational pension, a disablement pension under the War Pensions Scheme or compensation under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. This information can be found in table 3 of “Location of Armed Forces pension and compensation recipients: as at 31 March 2018 (annex A)” which is published at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/location-of-armed-forces-pension-and-compensation-recipients-2018.

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