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Armed Forces: Compensation

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 13 November 2007, Official Report, column 121W, on armed forces: compensation, how many multiple injuries cases there were in each financial year since 2005-06. (166112)

The information requested is not held centrally for the War Pensions Scheme and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. However, I am able to provide details of the number of awards made under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme for multiple injuries in each year. These are shown in the following table:

Multiple injury awards1, 2

Number

April 2005-March 2006

20

April 2006-March 2007

160

April 2007-September 2007

100

1 Data have been rounded to the nearest five. 2 Figures show the year in which the award was made, this is not necessarily the year in which the injury/illness occurred.