Defence Committee

Session 2002-03

22 November 2002


EVIDENCE SESSION

'Legacy' Pension and Compensation Issues       

In its Report earlier this year on the Ministry of Defence reviews of armed forces' pension and compensation arrangements (HC (2001-02) 666), the Committee noted that:

"areas in the existing pension and compensation arrangements which have caused problems for current and former Service personnel are clearly also important issues, and we intend to turn our attention to them later this year" (paragraph 7).

Accordingly, an evidence session has been arranged, on 'Legacy' Pension and Compensation Issues, as follows:

Wednesday 18 December at 10.30 am:  Dr Lewis Moonie MP

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Veterans)

The evidence session will cover the following issues-

  • progress with the Ministry of Defence reviews of armed forces' pension and compensation arrangements

  • the incorrect taxation of war pensions

  • historic anomalies in the payment of widow(er)s' pensions

  • Gulf War Syndrome

  • compensation for asbestos-related diseases

  • compensation for nuclear test veterans

Written submissions on these issues are welcome and should be sent to the Clerk of the Committee by Thursday 5 December, preferably in electronic format to the Committee's e-mail address:  [email protected]

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