§ Mr. Robert McCartney
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which public sector pension schemes provided injury benefit pension awards; what number of pensioners are involved; and in each case if the benefit is taxable. 
§ Sir John Wheeler
The following public sector pension schemes provide injury benefit pension awards. The number of pensioners involved per scheme, in terms of the number in receipt of injury benefit pensions, is shown alongside each scheme:
Number Principal civil service pension scheme (NI) 56 Royal Ulster Constabulary scheme 176 Fire Service 54 Health Service scheme 94 Northern Ireland local government officer scheme n/a
Details concerning the number of awards paid under the terms of the local government officers scheme are not held centrally and it is not possible to provide a figure in this case.
None of the injury benefit pension awards is taxable.