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Balkans: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many settlements of what monetary value his Department has paid to members of the armed forces in each age group in relation to combat stress following service in Bosnia and Kosovo; how many claims for such settlements are outstanding; and if he will make a statement. (291947)

The number of claims settled and outstanding together with the amount of compensation paid including legal costs is shown as follows:

Number settled

Compensation paid (£ million)

Number outstanding

Bosnia

5

1.5

0

Kosovo

0

0

1

The age of those service personnel at the date of settlement of their claims ranged from 32 to 46. The age of the one outstanding claimant is 44.