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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
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star this property question text If he will introduce a statute of limitations to protect servicemen and women from prosecution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 900016 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The prosecution of veterans is something that we take very seriously. Our Service personnel are of course subject to the law, but veterans should not have to face repeated investigations many years after the events in question. This is why we have just completed a public consultation on proposed legal protections measures for serving personnel and veterans. Once we have analysed the responses, we will bring forward legislation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View remove filter
star this property answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:42:04.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:42:04.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1150811
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text If he will take steps to ensure that veterans who served before 1975 for less than 22 years are granted a service pension. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 900020 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>I understand and sympathise with the veterans affected. However, the issue of pre-1975 pensions is common to all contemporary public service schemes. Given the likely number of former employees, the financial impact of resolving legacy pension issues is expected to be very significant. There would also be potentially overwhelming practical and administrative difficulties in recreating precise service and pay records and calculating pension awards for people who served about half a century ago, or for their surviving dependants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View remove filter
star this property answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:41:21.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:41:21.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
1150535
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Veterans: Personation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of online sales of counterfeit military veteran ID cards; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 1594 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence is not aware of a trade in the sale of counterfeit Veterans' ID Cards and has made no assessment of such sales' trends. If an individual becomes aware of a counterfeit Veterans' ID Card, they should inform their local police force.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View remove filter
star this property answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T15:05:04.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:05:04.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1149990
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Veterans: Housing and Mental Health Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps he has taken to support veterans through (a) housing and (b) mental health services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
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Tracey Crouch more like this
star this property uin 975 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) works closely with both the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Department for Health and Social Care to ensure that veterans feel supported on these issues. However, the MOD does not have primary responsibility for housing veterans or treating their mental health.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD strongly believes that no-one should be homeless, least of all someone who has served their country. As part of the Strategy for our Veterans and its consultation, the Government has made clear its commitment to tackling rough sleeping and homelessness and ensuring that all veterans have a secure place to live: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ strategy-for-our-veterans. There is, however, no substantive evidence to suggest that veterans are over-represented in the homeless population.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD works with other service providers to ensure there is a coordinated and structured approach to homelessness amongst the small minority of veterans who are without homes. Our aim is both to prevent new Service leavers becoming homeless and to provide an effective safety net for existing homeless veterans. Former Service personnel with urgent housing needs are always given high priority for social housing.</p><p> </p><p>Service personnel can also be provided with a certificate of cessation six months before they leave the Armed Forces. The certificate contains the date Service personnel stop being entitled to Service accommodation and can be considered by local authorities as evidence of impending homelessness, arising from cessation of entitlement to Service accommodation. If Service personnel think they will become homeless they can show the certificate to their Local Authority, which will then conduct an assessment of individual housing needs.</p><p> </p><p>For those veterans who may be experiencing mental health difficulties, in addition to their mainstream mental health services NHS England has commissioned two bespoke services. The first is the Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS) which supports serving personnel who need additional support as they are leaving the Armed Forces and veterans who have mental health issues. The TILS is also the entry point to the Complex Treatment Service (CTS), the second service commissioned by NHS England. The CTS is able to provide a range of more intensive care and treatment for veterans with military-related complex mental health difficulties, many of whom will have experienced trauma.</p><p> </p><p>Finally, the new Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA) in the Cabinet Office has been created to ensure the full power of Government is harnessed to help veterans. The OVA will use the convening power of the Cabinet Office within Whitehall to ensure better coordination of support. This will include helping veterans access services, such as training, housing, healthcare and mental health services. The OVA will also be a champion for veterans. On 16 October 2019 the Cabinet Office announced the appointment of retired Colonel David Richmond CBE, a former Commanding Officer of 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, who served in Afghanistan and Iraq and subsequently became the Recovery Director at Help for Heroes, to lead the OVA. One of the first tasks of the OVA will be to consider responses to the Strategy for our Veterans public consultation and announce a detailed work programme and implementation plan to take the Strategy forward across the various Government Departments with an interest in veterans’ issues.</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 Plymouth, Moor View remove filter
star this property answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T15:01:26.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:01:26.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
1150107
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Private Education 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 much his Department spent from the Continuity of Education Allowance on placements at (a) Eton, (b) Charterhouse, (c) Harrow, (d) Rugby, (e) Shrewsbury, (f) Westminster, (g) Winchester, (h) St Paul's and (i) Merchant Taylors in the last financial year for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 1129 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) payments made by Service personnel to the schools in question during Financial Year 2018-19 were as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>School</p></td><td><p>£</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Eton College</p></td><td><p>184,592</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Charterhouse School</p></td><td><p>14,814</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Harrow School</p></td><td><p>249,726</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rugby School</p></td><td><p>155,547</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Shrewsbury School</p></td><td><p>355,978</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Westminster School</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Winchester College</p></td><td><p>60,925</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>St Paul’s School</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Merchant Taylor’s School</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Service personnel may select from a wide variety of schools across the UK from within the independent and state-maintained sectors. To qualify for the purposes of CEA, a school must: offer full boarding facilities; be registered with the appropriate UK education department; be subject to Ofsted inspection and, in the case of independent schools, be a member of an organisation affiliated to the Independent Schools Council or the Scottish Council for Independent Schools. Each claimant is required to contribute at least 10 per cent of the fees.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View remove filter
star this property answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T10:57:20.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T10:57:20.69Z
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4485
star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1150160
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Health more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department uses Office for National Statistics estimates of personal well-being in formulating policy; and what policies his Department has introduced to improve personal well-being in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 914 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) consults relevant National Statistics when formulating policy.</p><p>The MOD takes the health and wellbeing of its personnel very seriously. A Health and Wellbeing Strategy for all MOD employees, military and civilian, was published in mid-2015 (updated in August 2016) and is designed to provide guidance to the Chain of Command and civilian line managers on how to manage the health needs, both mental and physical, of their people. The aim is to maximise the number of people fit to work, managing people back to work after a period of sickness, so that they are fit and able to meet the requirements of Defence outputs, including operational effectiveness.</p><p>For personnel returning from conflict, the MOD continues to fund the large scale, ongoing independent study from the King's Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR), King's College London, which has become an important source of data on the impact of deployment on the overall health and wellbeing of military personnel and veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since 2003, MOD has contributed over £9 million to this study.</p><p>A considerable number of research papers, relating to issues such as wellbeing, depression, alcohol abuse, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, can be accessed on the KCMHR area of the King's College London website at https://www1.kcl.ac.uk/kcmhr/pubdb/. This work continues to produce high quality evidence upon which we can make considered decisions about the way we manage and treat our personnel.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View remove filter
star this property answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T15:06:01.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:06:01.307Z
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4485
star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1149223
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Long Service Awards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what schemes his Department has introduced to recognise the long service of non-military personnel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
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David Mundell more like this
star this property uin 458 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The mechanism by which civil servants are recognised for their long and meritorious service is the Imperial Service Medal, issued by the Cabinet Office. It is presented to selected civil servants who complete at least 25 years' service upon their retirement, to certain grades. In the Ministry of Defence, this is skill zone or Pay Band E grades.</p><p>Within the Ministry of Defence, there are likely to be schemes at unit level that are administered locally. A list of any such schemes are not held centrally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View remove filter
star this property answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T15:12:23.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:12:23.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
1149533
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Private Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding his Department has allocated to the Continuity of Education Allowance to fund schools places (a) globally and (b) in England in each of the last five financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 751 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The aim of Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) is to assist Service personnel to achieve continuity of education for their children that would otherwise be denied in the state-maintained day school sector, due to the mobility of families as result of consecutive assignments, both in the UK and overseas.</p><p> </p><p>CEA is an allowance claimed by qualifying Service personnel, within a strict governance framework, which is then paid to qualifying schools, all of which are in the United Kingdom (Great Britain and Northern Ireland). The total cost of CEA, and that paid to schools in England only, for the last five Financial Years (FY), is as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>FY</p></td><td><p>Total Cost £ million</p></td><td><p>England £ million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>84.5</p></td><td><p>76.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>80.9</p></td><td><p>72.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>80.0</p></td><td><p>72.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>79.8</p></td><td><p>72.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>80.2</p></td><td><p>72.6</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View remove filter
star this property answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T10:56:46.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T10:56:46.277Z
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4485
star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
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4607
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1148787
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme transferred their pension benefits from that scheme to non-defined benefit schemes prior to the public service pensions reforms of 2015 coming into force. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 175 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence provides comprehensive, non-contributory pension schemes for the Armed Forces in recognition of their dedication and service. Prior to the public sector pension reforms of 2015 which prohibited Service personnel from making transfers to non-defined benefit schemes, Service personnel had the right to transfer their pension benefits to any HMRC registered scheme. Between 2010 and 2015, some 4,600 members of the Armed Forces Pension Schemes transferred their pension benefits to non-defined benefit schemes, such as other private or occupational pension schemes.</p><p> </p><p>The total number of complaints received is not held in the format requested, as not all non-defined benefit schemes have resulted in a loss no estimate has been made of the potential monetary value lost to former members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is not authorised to provide financial advice however copies of all transfer documentation are provided free of charge to those who believe they may have incurred a loss from the transfer of their benefits as a result of pension liberation or mis-selling.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View remove filter
star this property answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
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182 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T10:56:10.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T10:56:10.333Z
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4485
star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1148803
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints Veterans UK has received from members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme who transferred pension benefits to non-defined benefit schemes prior to the public service pensions reforms of 2015 coming into force. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 182 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence provides comprehensive, non-contributory pension schemes for the Armed Forces in recognition of their dedication and service. Prior to the public sector pension reforms of 2015 which prohibited Service personnel from making transfers to non-defined benefit schemes, Service personnel had the right to transfer their pension benefits to any HMRC registered scheme. Between 2010 and 2015, some 4,600 members of the Armed Forces Pension Schemes transferred their pension benefits to non-defined benefit schemes, such as other private or occupational pension schemes.</p><p> </p><p>The total number of complaints received is not held in the format requested, as not all non-defined benefit schemes have resulted in a loss no estimate has been made of the potential monetary value lost to former members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is not authorised to provide financial advice however copies of all transfer documentation are provided free of charge to those who believe they may have incurred a loss from the transfer of their benefits as a result of pension liberation or mis-selling.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View remove filter
star this property answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T10:56:10.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T10:56:10.397Z
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4485
star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this