§ Lord Bach
My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence, Mr Ivor Caplin, has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.
I am publishing today the war pensioners report for 2003–04. Publication of the war pensioners report is an annual event dating back to before the Second World War. It is a joint document presented to Parliament by my right honourable friends the Secretaries of State for Defence, for Health, for Scotland and for Wales.
The 2003–04 report provides an account of the administration of the war pensions scheme and the various services provided for war pensioners during that period. The report provides a variety of data on degrees of disability, pensioner age profiles, rates of pensions and so on, and details of what the war pensions committees and Central Advisory Committee on War Pensions were involved in during the course of the year.
I am placing copies of the report in the Library of the House.