Armed Forces: Compensation

Defence written question – answered on 26th February 2007.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel injured have received compensation under (a) the war pensions scheme and (b) armed forces compensation scheme since 2001 due to loss of (i) both legs and both arms, (ii) both legs at or above the knee, (iii) both legs below the knee, (iv) one leg at or above the knee, (v) one leg below the knee, (vi) both arms at or above the elbow, (vii) both arms below the elbow, (viii) one arm at or above the elbow, (ix) one arm below the elbow, and following (x) sustaining deep second degree or third degree burns to more than 70 per cent. of the body, (xi) being blinded in both eyes and (xii) having been made deaf.

Photo of Derek Twigg Derek Twigg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans)

holding answer 19 February 2007

The number of personnel who have been injured and received compensation from the war pensions scheme is not available in the form requested.

The number of personnel who have been injured and received compensation from the armed forces compensation scheme between 6 April 2005 and 23 November 2006 is five for the following three categories combined: (iv) lost one leg at or above the knee, (v) lost one leg below the knee and (viii) lost one arm at or above the elbow.

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