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Police: Compensation

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what scheme of compensation exists for British police officers injured while working in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan; and if she will make a statement. (261847)

[holding answer 9 March 2009]: British police officers serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, or their dependants, are eligible for an award under the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations if they become permanently disabled as a result of an injury received in the execution of duty. Police officers serving in those countries may also be eligible for an award under a separate compensation scheme administered by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the event of an injury while on or off duty in the mission area.