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Volume 495: debated on Friday 3 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Gurkha soldiers have died while serving with the UK armed forces since 1979; and if he will make a statement. (283986)

Records indicate that as at 27 June 2009, 82 Gurkhas have died in service since 1979. This includes deaths that occurred both while on and off duty.