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Gulf War Illnesses

Volume 689: debated on Wednesday 21 February 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What recent representations they have received from the National Gulf Veterans and Families Association on Gulf War illnesses; and what action they will take as a result of these representations. [HL1935]

My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence and Minister for Veterans (Derek Twigg) recently received a letter from the vice-chairman of the National Gulf Veterans and Families Association about “Gulf War syndrome” and the department's handling of war pensions claims from veterans of the 1990-91 Gulf conflict. The vice-chairman has accepted an invitation to discuss these and other issues with the Minister for Veterans. The Minister has offered a number of dates and we hope that a meeting will take place shortly.