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Gulf War: Pensions

Volume 684: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Drayson on 20 June (WA 74), which referred to the “wider interest in and importance” of the Pensions Appeal Tribunal's decisions in October and December 2005 in claims for Gulf War Syndrome, whether they will arrange for copies of the decisions to be placed in the Library of the House and to be sent to ex-service organisations helping veterans of the conflict and the families of those who have died.[HL6576]

Arrangements will be made, subject to the agreement of the parties involved, for copies of the October and December 2005 Pensions Appeal Tribunal decisions to be placed in the Library of the House. Decisions made by the Pensions Appeal Tribunal are not routinely circulated, as they are particular to the case under appeal and should not be treated as a precedent for other appeals. However, given the wider interest in these cases, the Pensions Appeal Tribunal has agreed to arrange for the decisions to be placed on its website.