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star this property date less than 2015-07-10more like thismore than 2015-07-10
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading War Widows: Pensions more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of women in receipt of the war widows' pension who remarried between 1973 and 2005. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Greg Mulholland more like this
star this property uin 6522 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It has been the policy of successive Governments that changes or improvements to all public service pension schemes should not be applied retrospectively. Therefore there are no plans to reinstate war widows' pensions for war widows who remarried between 1973 and 2005. However from 1 April 2015 those who have already surrendered their pension due to remarriage or cohabitation can apply to have their pension restored for life should that relationship end.</p><p> </p><p>The Department regularly receives representation from the War Widows Association as they are members of the Central Advisory Committee and the retention of war widows' pensions on remarriage or cohabitation is one of the issues we have engaged on in recent years.</p><p> </p><p>The change, as announced by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 8 November 2014, which allowed widows, widowers and surviving civil partners of all members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme and the War Pensions Scheme to retain their pensions for life came into effect from 1 April 2015. This harmonised the pension rules for Armed Forces widows with effect from the introduction of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2015.</p><p> </p><p>War Pension Scheme records that are readily available for the period from 2005 to March 2015 show the number of war widows/ers who surrendered their War Pensions due to remarriage or cohabitation as 145.</p><p> </p><p>Under Armed Forces Pension 1975 readily available information ranges between 1983 to 2015 and shows pensions surrendered by Widows/ers due to remarriage or cohabitation as 1,863.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
6509 more like this
6523 more like this
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less than 2015-07-15T15:47:44.8Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-15T15:47:44.8Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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1540
star this property label Biography information for Greg Mulholland more like this
389058
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-10more like thismore than 2015-07-10
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading War Widows: Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations his Department has received from the War Widows' Association of Britain on war widows' pensions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Greg Mulholland more like this
star this property uin 6509 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It has been the policy of successive Governments that changes or improvements to all public service pension schemes should not be applied retrospectively. Therefore there are no plans to reinstate war widows' pensions for war widows who remarried between 1973 and 2005. However from 1 April 2015 those who have already surrendered their pension due to remarriage or cohabitation can apply to have their pension restored for life should that relationship end.</p><p> </p><p>The Department regularly receives representation from the War Widows Association as they are members of the Central Advisory Committee and the retention of war widows' pensions on remarriage or cohabitation is one of the issues we have engaged on in recent years.</p><p> </p><p>The change, as announced by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 8 November 2014, which allowed widows, widowers and surviving civil partners of all members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme and the War Pensions Scheme to retain their pensions for life came into effect from 1 April 2015. This harmonised the pension rules for Armed Forces widows with effect from the introduction of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2015.</p><p> </p><p>War Pension Scheme records that are readily available for the period from 2005 to March 2015 show the number of war widows/ers who surrendered their War Pensions due to remarriage or cohabitation as 145.</p><p> </p><p>Under Armed Forces Pension 1975 readily available information ranges between 1983 to 2015 and shows pensions surrendered by Widows/ers due to remarriage or cohabitation as 1,863.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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6522 more like this
6523 more like this
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less than 2015-07-15T15:47:44.713Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-15T15:47:44.713Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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1540
star this property label Biography information for Greg Mulholland more like this
389056
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-10more like thismore than 2015-07-10
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading War Widows: Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to ensure that war widows who remarried between 1973 and 2005 have their war widows' pension reinstated. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Greg Mulholland more like this
star this property uin 6523 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It has been the policy of successive Governments that changes or improvements to all public service pension schemes should not be applied retrospectively. Therefore there are no plans to reinstate war widows' pensions for war widows who remarried between 1973 and 2005. However from 1 April 2015 those who have already surrendered their pension due to remarriage or cohabitation can apply to have their pension restored for life should that relationship end.</p><p> </p><p>The Department regularly receives representation from the War Widows Association as they are members of the Central Advisory Committee and the retention of war widows' pensions on remarriage or cohabitation is one of the issues we have engaged on in recent years.</p><p> </p><p>The change, as announced by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 8 November 2014, which allowed widows, widowers and surviving civil partners of all members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme and the War Pensions Scheme to retain their pensions for life came into effect from 1 April 2015. This harmonised the pension rules for Armed Forces widows with effect from the introduction of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2015.</p><p> </p><p>War Pension Scheme records that are readily available for the period from 2005 to March 2015 show the number of war widows/ers who surrendered their War Pensions due to remarriage or cohabitation as 145.</p><p> </p><p>Under Armed Forces Pension 1975 readily available information ranges between 1983 to 2015 and shows pensions surrendered by Widows/ers due to remarriage or cohabitation as 1,863.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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6509 more like this
6522 more like this
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less than 2015-07-15T15:47:44.947Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-15T15:47:44.947Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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1540
star this property label Biography information for Greg Mulholland more like this