§ 25 and 32 Mr. James Hill
asked the Minister of State for Defence (1) how many British subjects residing overseas receive Service pensions; and by what percentage these pensions have risen in two-yearly periods since 1960;
(2) if he will consider the position of those British subjects living overseas whose Service pensions are paid with no provision for regular reviews.
§ Mr. Kirk
Former members of the United Kingdom-based Armed Forces resident overseas receive the same pensions increases as they would receive if living in this country and individual increases since 1960 have varied in accordance with the date of retirement of those concerned.
The number of Service pensioners resident abroad who receive their pension direct is about 12,700 but figures are not readily available for those overseas whose Service pensions are paid into banks in the United Kingdom.