HC Deb 26 March 1956 vol 550 cc166-7W
68. Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre

asked the Minister of Defence the number of Service officers, including those of the Indian armed services, below and above the age of 60 years, respectively, now retired and receiving pension under the pre-1919 code, the 1919 code, the 1945 code, the 1950 code and, since 1st January, 1956, under the 1956 code, respectively.

Sir W. Monckton

The following statement gives the approximate numbers of Service officers under and over 60 years of age, respectively, who are in receipt of retired pay under the various pensions codes mentioned by hon. and gallant Friend.

Majesty's Armed Forces below and over the age of 40 years, respectively, who are in receipt, respectively, of ordinary and attributable pensions from the three Service Departments.

Sir W. Monckton

The following is the Answer. I must emphasise that the figures are approximate.

Ordinary Pensions Attributable Pensions
Under 40 years of age 210 3
40 years of age and over 7,900 300

NOTE.—The Service Departments pay "attributable" pensions (i.e. pensions to widows whose husbands' deaths were attributable to service) only in those cases where the husband died as a result of peacetime service between the two Great Wars. The Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance pay other attributable pensions of Service widows.