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Volume 928: debated on Friday 18 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many Service men and women died during the period covered by the Defence White Paper 1977, Command Paper No. 6735; how many of these deaths were caused by accidents whilst on duty; and how this compares with the situation in each of the three previous years.

Figures readily available are collated by calendar years. Subject to that reservation, the information sought by the hon. Member is:

YearNumber of DeathsNumber of Accidental Deaths on Duty