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Police Officers (Medical Retirement)

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 22 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many former police officers retired on medical grounds had their (a) degree of disability and (b) disability band reduced following reassessment in the last 12 months; and how many former police officers there are in each band of disability. (75471)

During the period 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006 the Selected Medical Practitioner (SMP) completed 184 Injury on Duty percentage award reviews. Of the 184 reviews, 80 awards were reduced, 89 were increased and 15 remained unchanged. In respect of the 80 reduced awards, 24 resulted in the ex-officers Injury on Duty Disablement pension band being lowered. Information relating to the number of former police officers in each band of disability is not readily available and would require a manual trawl of records and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.