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Northern Ireland

Volume 888: debated on Tuesday 11 March 1975

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29.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been paid to date in compensation for death or injury of British troops serving in Northern Ireland.

I understand that, under the Criminal Injuries to Persons (Compensation) Act (Northern Ireland) 1968, there have been 167 awards to the dependants of Service personnel killed in Northern Ireland and a total of£795,050 has been paid in compensation. In addition, there have been 1,272 awards to Service personnel injured in Northern Ireland and a total of£2,166,825 has been paid in compensation. These payments are, of course, additional to any lump sums and pensions which may be payable by my Department and the Department of Health and Social Security.