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Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 19 November 2008, Official Report, columns 487-9W, on compensation, of the 53 personnel who were seriously injured in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, how many registered a claim for compensation; and of those who registered claims, what the (a) 10th, (b) 25th, (c) 50th, (d) 75th and (e) 90th percentiles were for the length of time from injury to registration. (243179)

Of the 53 personnel who were seriously injured in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, 42 personnel have subsequently made a claim for compensation as at 13 November 2008.

The following table presents the 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th and 90th percentiles for the distribution of time, in days, from the date of injury to the date on which compensation claims were registered with the Service Personnel and Veterans' Agency.

Percentiles for the distribution of time, in days, from injury to registration for seriously injured personnel

Percentile

Days

10th

41

25th

61

50th

138

75th

202

90th

347

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 19 November 2008, Official Report, columns 487-9W, on compensation, of the 41 personnel who were very seriously injured in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, how many registered a claim for compensation; and of those who registered claims, what the (a) 10th, (b) 25th, (c) 50th, (d) 75th and (e) 90th percentiles were for the length of time from injury to registration. (243180)

Of the 41 personnel who were very seriously injured in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, 38 personnel have subsequently made a claim for compensation as at 13 November 2008.

The following table presents the 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th and 90th percentiles for the distribution of time, in days, from the date of injury to the date on which compensation claims were registered with the Service Personnel and Veterans' Agency.

Percentiles for the distribution of time, in days, from injury to registration for very seriously injured personnel

Percentile

Days

10th

56

25th

81

50th

142

75th

226

90th

303