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Iraq: Defence Equipment

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many coroners' reports have cited insufficient equipment as a factor in deaths of soldiers in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq. (193413)

Of the 136 inquests that have been held into the deaths of soldiers who have died during the current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, two narrative verdicts have been recorded following deaths in Iraq where equipment was raised as an issue by the coroner.