We owe a debt of honour to our Gurkha pensioners, and I am calling on the Government to do more to help Gurkha veterans who retired before 1997 and who receive lower pensions than other British soldiers.

Many local Gurkha pensioners live on very low incomes and have been particularly affected by the cost of living crisis – I am very concerned about them as we enter the Winter.

I understand that the Government is in ongoing negotiations about this issue and I asked a question at Defence Questions on Monday to raise this with the Veterans’ Minister and to press him to help speed up this process.

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