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Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on what dates, in chronological order, the inquests into the deaths of (a) Sergeant Simon Hamilton-Jewell, (b) Corporal Russell Aston, (c) Corporal Paul Long, (d) Corporal Simon Miller, (e) Lance Corporal Benjamin Hyde, (f) Lance Corporal Thomas Keys, (g) Captain James Linton, (h) Captain David Jones, (i) Major Matthew Titchener, (j) Warrant Officer Colin Wall, (k) Corporal Dewi Pritchard, (l) Fusilier Russell Beeston, (m) Corporal Ian Plank, (n) Private Ryan Thomas, (o) Rifleman Vincent Windsor, (p) Sapper Robert Thomson, (q) Corporal Richard Ivell, (r) Private Christopher Rayment, (s) Private Marc Ferns, (t) Lance Corporal Paul Thomas, (u) Fusilier Stephen Jones, (v) Corporal Marc Taylor, (w) Private David Lawrence, (x) Private Kevin McHale, (y) Sergeant Stuart Gray, (z) Private Paul Lowe, (aa) Private Scott McArdle, (ab) Sergeant Paul Connelly, (ac) Flight Lieutenant Paul Pardoel, (ad) Major Matthew Bacon, (ae) Captain Ken Masters, (af) Sergeant Christian Hickey and (ag) Sergeant John Jones took place. (178694)

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the following table and tables attached to a written ministerial statement made today on progress with the inquests into the deaths of service personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Name of deceased

Date of inquest heard

Captain James Linton

24 February2004

Private Kevin McHale

17 August 2005

Corporal Richard Ivell

17 August 2005

Private Christopher Rayment

21September 2005

Fusilier Stephen Jones

21 September 2005

Sapper Robert Thomson

21 September 2005

Corporal Dewi Pritchard

11 October 2005

Major Matthew Titchener

11 October 2005

Warrant Officer 2 Colin Wall

11 October 2005

Fusilier Russell Beeston

11 October 2005

Lance Corporal Paul Thomas

12 October 2005

Captain David Jones

16 November 2005

Private Marc Ferns

16 November 2005

Sergeant Stuart Gray

14 December 2005

Private Paul Lowe

14 December 2005

Private Scott McArdle

14 December 2005

Rifleman Vincent Windsor

18 January 2006

Gunner David Lawrence

15 February 2006

Corporal Marc Taylor

15 February 2006

Corporal Russell Ashton

13 March 2006

Sergeant Simon Hamilton- Jewell

13 March 2006

Lance Corporal Benjamin Hyde

13 March 2006

Lance Corporal Thomas Keys

13 March 2006

Corporal Paul Long

13 March 2006

Corporal Simon Miller

13 March 2006

Corporal Ian Plank

5 April 2006

Private Ryan Thomas

16 May 2006

Sergeant Paul Connolly

17 May 2006

Major Matthew Bacon

22 May 2006

Captain Ken Masters

27 June 2006

Sergeant John Jones

27 July 2006

Sergeant Chris Hickey

15 September 2006

Flight Lieutenant Paul Pardoel

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1 Date listed for hearing 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice upon what dates, in chronological order, the coroner's inquests upon the deaths of (a) Lance Corporal Barry Stephen, (b) Trooper David Jeffrey Clarke, (c) Staff Sergeant Chris Muir, (d) Lieutenant Alexander Tweedie and (e) Lance Corporal James McCue took place. (183210)

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the following table and the tables attached to a written ministerial statement made today on progress with the inquests into the deaths of service personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. Inquests were not held into the deaths of Trooper Clarke, whose body was not found, or Lieutenant Tweedie, who died of his injuries in Scotland. Inquests were, however, held into the deaths of Corporal Stephen Allbutt (12 July 2007) and Lance Corporal Karl Shearer (24 to 26 January 2007) who died in the same incidents. At the inquests into the deaths of Corporal Allbutt and Lance Corporal Shearer evidence was heard about the deaths of Trooper Clarke and Lieutenant Tweedie respectively.

Name of deceased

Date of inquest heard

Staff Sergeant Chris Muir

14 August 2003

Lance Corporal Barry Stephen

23 February 2005

Lance Corporal James McCue

16 November 2005