Iraq: Compensation

Defence written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Edward Davey Edward Davey Shadow Secretary of State (Foreign Affairs), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much the Government paid in compensation to Iraqi nationals injured by British armed forces in Iraq in each year since 2003.

Photo of Des Browne Des Browne Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence, Secretary of State, Scotland Office, The Secretary of State for Defence, The Secretary of State for Scotland

Since 2003 the Ministry of Defence has paid £3,340,000 in compensation to Iraqi nationals injured or killed by British forces as follows:

Financial year Total payments (£)
2003-04 753,000
2004-05 331,000
2005-06 98,000
2006-07 158,000
2007-08 2,000,000

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