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star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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 Armed Forces Compensation Scheme 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, how much his Department has paid under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme since 2005; how many payments from that fund have been of £570,000; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 9007 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-14more like thismore than 2015-09-14
star this property answer text <p>Since 2005, some £521 million has been paid under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme; 80 lump sum payments have been of £570,000.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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
9768 more like this
9769 more like this
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less than 2015-09-14T15:45:31.027Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-14T15:45:31.027Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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1490
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
417236
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-09-07
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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 Armed Forces 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 steps he is taking to retain personnel in the armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 9307 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
star this property answer text <p>All members of the Armed Forces receive an attractive package of terms and conditions of service which include a competitive salary with incremental pay scales, a non-contributory pension scheme, subsidised accommodation and access to free medical and dental care. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) also uses a variety of financial incentives to assist with recruitment and retention of Armed Forces personnel to tackle shortages in particular areas.</p><p> </p><p>The Services monitor outflow very carefully, although it should be recognised that some churn in strength, particularly in the lower ranks, is welcome and helps to refresh the Armed Forces. Instances of high outflow are mitigated through a variety of management actions which include extensions of Service, financial retention initiatives and inter-Service transfers.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD has long standing links with private sector companies, and we work closely with them to help resettle Service personnel at the end of their Service careers through programmes such as the Career Transition Partnership.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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 9331 more like this
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less than 2015-09-11T13:42:56.86Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T13:42:56.86Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
417239
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-09-07
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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 Armed Forces: Private Military and Security Companies 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 steps he is taking to prevent veteran service personnel leaving to join private sector companies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 9331 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
star this property answer text <p>All members of the Armed Forces receive an attractive package of terms and conditions of service which include a competitive salary with incremental pay scales, a non-contributory pension scheme, subsidised accommodation and access to free medical and dental care. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) also uses a variety of financial incentives to assist with recruitment and retention of Armed Forces personnel to tackle shortages in particular areas.</p><p> </p><p>The Services monitor outflow very carefully, although it should be recognised that some churn in strength, particularly in the lower ranks, is welcome and helps to refresh the Armed Forces. Instances of high outflow are mitigated through a variety of management actions which include extensions of Service, financial retention initiatives and inter-Service transfers.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD has long standing links with private sector companies, and we work closely with them to help resettle Service personnel at the end of their Service careers through programmes such as the Career Transition Partnership.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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 9307 more like this
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less than 2015-09-11T13:42:56.947Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T13:42:56.947Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
416476
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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 Armed Forces Compensation Scheme 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 advice or guidance his Department provides to injured personnel who receive a financial settlement under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme on (a) protection of the award through investment and (b) protection of means-tested benefits; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 9009 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
star this property answer text <p>The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) provides compensation for illness and injuries, including brain injuries, caused by Service from 6 April 2005. All recipients are awarded a lump sum for pain and suffering. In the event of serious injuries, an income stream, known as the Guaranteed Income Payment, is also paid. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is legally obliged to pay any AFCS award direct to the claimant. However, as part of the accompanying notification process, injured personnel and their families are advised to obtain independent financial advice. As part of the AFCS package, this includes the free Money Advice Service, set up by the Government and run by the Consumer Financial Education Body.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial tools have also been made available to the wounded sick and injured (notably Money Force). As part of the core recovery events various other education initiatives are undertaken, such as ‘you and your money’ modules. Further the MOD is working to establish a Service package that covers three core areas: financial capability education and training (throughout the Service career); financial guidance (directed towards AFCS recipients); and financial advice (provided by Independent Financial Advisors).</p><p> </p><p>In the case of serious injury, the single Service, the individual, the family and the Veterans Welfare Service work together to protect the long term interests of the individual and their family. Separately from the AFCS, under the Mental Health Capacity Act of 2005, if it is believed the individual lacks the capacity to make financial decisions themselves, it is possible to make and obtain power of attorney which allows nominated individuals to manage the financial affairs of an affected person.</p><p> </p><p>Injured personnel and their families are also advised to get independent advice in regard to issues around the protection of personnel who are classified as vulnerable adults (in a legal sense). These have generally been managed from the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centres as most cases are resident there for extended periods if their injuries are severe. Clinicians give opinion on cognitive ability and the legal protection process then commences, but this is not a military process. The chain of command has a responsibility to monitor and advise, but decisions often come down to the legal next of kin.</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 9010 more like this
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less than 2015-09-11T13:08:27.62Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T13:08:27.62Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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1490
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
416478
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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 Armed Forces Compensation Scheme 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 make it his policy to create a scheme to protect the financial settlements made under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme for personnel with traumatic brain injuries; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 9010 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
star this property answer text <p>The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) provides compensation for illness and injuries, including brain injuries, caused by Service from 6 April 2005. All recipients are awarded a lump sum for pain and suffering. In the event of serious injuries, an income stream, known as the Guaranteed Income Payment, is also paid. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is legally obliged to pay any AFCS award direct to the claimant. However, as part of the accompanying notification process, injured personnel and their families are advised to obtain independent financial advice. As part of the AFCS package, this includes the free Money Advice Service, set up by the Government and run by the Consumer Financial Education Body.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial tools have also been made available to the wounded sick and injured (notably Money Force). As part of the core recovery events various other education initiatives are undertaken, such as ‘you and your money’ modules. Further the MOD is working to establish a Service package that covers three core areas: financial capability education and training (throughout the Service career); financial guidance (directed towards AFCS recipients); and financial advice (provided by Independent Financial Advisors).</p><p> </p><p>In the case of serious injury, the single Service, the individual, the family and the Veterans Welfare Service work together to protect the long term interests of the individual and their family. Separately from the AFCS, under the Mental Health Capacity Act of 2005, if it is believed the individual lacks the capacity to make financial decisions themselves, it is possible to make and obtain power of attorney which allows nominated individuals to manage the financial affairs of an affected person.</p><p> </p><p>Injured personnel and their families are also advised to get independent advice in regard to issues around the protection of personnel who are classified as vulnerable adults (in a legal sense). These have generally been managed from the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centres as most cases are resident there for extended periods if their injuries are severe. Clinicians give opinion on cognitive ability and the legal protection process then commences, but this is not a military process. The chain of command has a responsibility to monitor and advise, but decisions often come down to the legal next of kin.</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 9009 more like this
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less than 2015-09-11T13:08:27.717Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T13:08:27.717Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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1490
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
390663
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
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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 Ministry of Defence: Staff 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, how many civil servants have filed and subsequently withdrawn HR Form 034 since 27 October 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 7735 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
star this property answer text <p>HR Form 034 is for Ministry of Defence Civil Servants only. It is not possible to provide the information requested because records of resignation withdrawals are not held on the Ministry of Defence's Human Resources Management System. If a resignation was entered on to the system using HR Form 034, but then withdrawn, it is deleted.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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 7736 more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T15:42:36.183Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T15:42:36.183Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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4382
star this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
390664
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
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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 Ministry of Defence: Staff more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civil servants filed and subsequently withdrew HR Form 034 in each of the last four financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 7736 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
star this property answer text <p>HR Form 034 is for Ministry of Defence Civil Servants only. It is not possible to provide the information requested because records of resignation withdrawals are not held on the Ministry of Defence's Human Resources Management System. If a resignation was entered on to the system using HR Form 034, but then withdrawn, it is deleted.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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 7735 more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T15:42:36.277Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T15:42:36.277Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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4382
star this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
389788
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star this property date less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
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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 Defence Discount Service 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 the total net cost is to his Department of the Defence Discount Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 7000 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Defence Discount Service is a valuable and tangible part of the nation's recognition and appreciation of the Armed Forces Community. It is also an important element in developing the Armed Forces Covenant across the UK. The Defence Discount Service gives members of the Armed Forces Community discounts both online and on the high street.</p><p> </p><p>Blue Light Card Ltd provides this service at no cost to the MOD. There are over 253,000 people currently signed up to the service and this is currently increasing by over 1,600 members per month.</p><p> </p><p>Further information regarding the Defence Discount Service can be found at</p><p><a href="http://www.defencediscountservice.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.defencediscountservice.co.uk</a> .</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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 7078 more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T16:10:48.437Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T16:10:48.437Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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4418
star this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
389781
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
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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 Defence Discount Service 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, how many people have signed up for the Defence Discount Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 7078 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Defence Discount Service is a valuable and tangible part of the nation's recognition and appreciation of the Armed Forces Community. It is also an important element in developing the Armed Forces Covenant across the UK. The Defence Discount Service gives members of the Armed Forces Community discounts both online and on the high street.</p><p> </p><p>Blue Light Card Ltd provides this service at no cost to the MOD. There are over 253,000 people currently signed up to the service and this is currently increasing by over 1,600 members per month.</p><p> </p><p>Further information regarding the Defence Discount Service can be found at</p><p><a href="http://www.defencediscountservice.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.defencediscountservice.co.uk</a> .</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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 7000 more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T16:10:48.223Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T16:10:48.223Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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4418
star this property label Biography information for Justin Madders 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
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
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
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