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Gulf War: Pensions

Volume 684: debated on Wednesday 12 July 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their response to the statement by the president of the Pensions Appeal Tribunal in his letter to the Ministry of Defence of 4 April that, following the hope expressed by the Minister for veterans' affairs in October 2005 that the tribunal's decision in the Martin case had achieved closure of the Gulf War syndrome issue, the subsequent decisions of the agency and the ministry in the McGreevy case appeared “designed to undermine any such closure”.[HL6603]

Copies of the president's letter and the response from the Ministry of Defence were placed in the Library of the House in response to an earlier Question from the noble Lord on 26 June (Official Report, col. WA 126).