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Nuclear Test Veterans

Volume 164: debated on Monday 8 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British nuclear test veterans have written to the Government asking for compensation.

The Ministry of Defence has received about 120 claims from individuals seeking compensation for damage to health allegedly due to their participation in the United Kingdom's nuclear weapon test programme. In addition, a number of representations have been made by test veterans' organisations concerning compensation for their members.