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Defence Discount Service

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 66384, tabled on 2 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the uptake level has been of the Defence Discount Service in each region and constituent part of the UK since its introduction.

Answered on

6 March 2017

The Defence Discount Service (DDS) is operated by Blue Light Card Ltd on behalf of the Ministry Of Defence. Blue Light is responsible for all marketing and promotion of the DDS throughout the United Kingdom and uses a variety of initiatives to engage both locally and nationally.

As at 3 March 2017, the DDS scheme had approximately 386,000 members. A regional breakdown of membership is unavailable. However, the following table provides a breakdown by constituent part of the UK:

England

316,400

Scotland

29,700

Wales

23,200

Northern Ireland

5,800

Outside UK

2,300

Opted not to provide location

8,700