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Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many servicemen have been discharged from the services as disabled following the Iraq conflict. (106316)

Data for the number of UK Regular Service personnel discharged as disabled solely as a result of the Iraq conflict are not centrally held and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Iraqi civilians have been detained by UK forces since the end of hostilities in 2003; and how many are being held. (109869)

Information on internees who have been detained at the Divisional Temporary Detention Facility has been compiled since 1 January 2004.

Records show that up until 18 December 2006 UK forces in Iraq have interned 543 persons. 440 have subsequently been released, 103 remain at the facility; six have had their cases transferred to the Central Criminal Court of Iraq and are therefore criminal detainees, 97 are interned because they continue to pose a threat to security.

These records do not include persons placed from the outset into Iraqi custody, or those released within eight hours of initial detention.