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Non-Combat Deaths

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many non-combat army deaths there have been in the British armed forces in each year since 1997; how many were firearms-related in each year; and if he will make a statement. (82250)

[holding answer 6 July 2006]: Details on annual non-combat army deaths in each year since 1997, including firearms-related deaths, are shown in the following table.

Deaths in the regular armed forces (Army only): showing non-combat and firearms-related deaths, 1997-2005

Non-combat injury related deaths

of which: Non-combat firearms related deaths

All

590

40

1997

68

3

1998

70

1

1999

62

3

2000

68

7

2001

61

7

2002

73

7

2003

55

5

2004

74

5

2005

59

2