Martyn Day – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Defence

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Martyn Day on 2015-11-30.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the standard of living of those military veterans who retired with fewer than 22 years’ service before 5 April 1975 of the provisions of the Social Security Acts 1973 and 1975.

Mark Lancaster

No estimate has been made of the cost of resolving legacy pension issues although it would likely cost the tax-payer billions of pounds; the issue of pre-1975 pensions does not just affect the Armed Forces, but is common to all other public service schemes in existence prior to the Social Security Act 1973.