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Ex-servicemen: Radiation Exposure

Volume 501: debated on Thursday 26 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many decisions for war pension awards causally linked to service for any condition other than leukaemia and polcythaemia rubra vera have made a finding that a nuclear test veteran was exposed to radiation whilst participating in UK nuclear tests. (302179)

Data are not held in the format requested.

War pensions are individually determined on the basis of all appropriate medical evidence, and the War Pension Computer System (WPCS) only contains the outcomes of this detailed assessment. Therefore, although the medical conditions claimed and awarded are held, details of the specific causes of these medical conditions are not recorded on WPCS. The manual search of many thousands of files would be required to provide the information requested and this could be provided only at disproportionate cost.