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Armed Forces (Fatalities)

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 21 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of Her Majesty's forces have been killed in each of the past five calendar years (a) as a result of terrorist action and (b) in other ways in the course of their duty; and what would have been the cost to the Exchequer if those killed, in each category, had been guaranteed a mimimum payment to their next of kin by the Ministry of Defence equivalent to one year's salary.

My noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Armed Forces will write to my hon. Friend.