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Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel have been judged to have committed suicide since 1997; and if he will make a statement. (91634)

Between 1 January 1997 and 31 December 2005, the latest date for which validated centrally-compiled data are available, there were 186 coroner-confirmed suicide and open verdict deaths among regular Armed Forces personnel.