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Nuclear Test Veterans

Volume 264: debated on Thursday 19 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many outstanding claims are with the War Pensions Agency from ex-service personnel related to participation in the British nuclear test programme. [37503]

This is a matter for Mr. John Sheppard, the acting chief executive of the War Pensions Agency. He will write to the hon. Member.

Letter from John Sheppard to Mr. Jeff Rooker, dated 18 October 1995:

The Secretary of State for Social Security has asked me to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the number of outstanding War Pension claims from ex-service personnel who participated in the British nuclear test program.
The information requested is shown below and is broken down into those claims relating to the test in 1. The South Pacific and 2. Australia.

Outstanding claims

South Pacific

Australia

Total

First claims to War Pension221133
Claims for further conditions639
Totals281442

I hope you find my reply helpful.