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Armed Forces: Death

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps are taken to keep families informed during enquiries into the death of servicemen; and if he will make a statement. (167070)

The armed forces ensure that families are kept informed of all developments, regarding investigations into the deaths of service personnel, through their respective visiting officers. Where there is a board of inquiry, families will be given personal briefings on the process, findings, conclusions and recommendations.