§ Mr. Chope
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many retired ex-servicemen have their level of pension affected by pay restraint policies in force in 1976 and 1977; 
(2) what would be the annual cost of raising with effect from 1 April 2001 the pension payable to members of the Armed Services who retired between 1 April 1977 and 31 March 1978 so that it is the same as the pension of those who retired immediately prior to 1 April 1977. 
§ Mr. Spellar
I will write to the hon. Member and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Library of the House.