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Veterans: Commonwealth

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 51722, tabled on 1 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British Commonwealth personnel are in receipt of (a) a War Disablement Pension or (b) the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

Answered on

5 June 2020

Information on the nationality of War Pension recipients is not recorded centrally.

As of 31 March 2019, approximately 209 British Commonwealth personnel, as defined by the British Nationality Act 1981, were in receipt of an ongoing payment under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

Figures covering the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 will be published on the Gov.UK website within the next four weeks, at the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/armed-forces-compensation-scheme-statistics-index