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3 J une 2010

1394  MRS MARKUS: To ask the Minister for Veterans' Affairs—In respect of his Consultation paper on the Review of war caused disabilities and pharmaceutical costs , released on 7 May 2010:

(1)  How many contractors were engaged in the preparation of the report, what was the total monetary value of their contracts, and how were the contractors selected.

(2) How many disability pensioners are also pensioners with ‘qualifying service’ under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 .

(3) What is the breakdown, by age, conflict and rate of disability pension, of disability pensioners with qualifying service who will be eligible under the Government’s two proposed options in the paper.

(4) How many veterans on a disability pension receive the Veterans’ Supplement (formerly called the Pharmaceutical Allowance).

(5) In the 2009 calendar year, how many veterans reached the (a) Pharmaceutical Safety Net for more than 60 scripts, and (b) Safety Net each month.