HC Deb 06 August 1976 vol 916 cc1169-70W
Mr. Bowden

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the weekly amount paid, including payments by the Ministry of Defence, to a former private soldier discharged after three or more years' service as a result of a 60 per cent. attributable disablement resulting from service in Northern Ireland or after 31st March 1973.

Mr. Alfred Morris

The Ministry of Defence pays a pension of £11.37 a week to a soldier discharged today, plus a lump sum of £779. Where discharge took place between 1st August 1969 and 31st March 1973 and disablement was due to terrorist activity in Northern Ireland, the Ministry of Defence would make an ex-gratia payment of £9.26 a week. In addition, my Department would now pay

prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness.