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Iraq-Kuwait Conflict

Defence written question – answered on 3rd September 2012.

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Photo of Cathy Jamieson Cathy Jamieson Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to his Department's mortality statistics on the causes of death among Gulf War Veterans and Gulf War Era Veterans for the period of 1 April 1991 to 31 December 2011, how many veterans from each group (a) died of each cause of death, (b) served in each branch of the services and (c) had been diagnosed with (i) primary lateral sclerosis, (ii) amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, (iii) neurological condition of unknown aetiology, (iv) post traumatic stress syndrome and (v) spastic paraparesis.

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The following table provides a breakdown by Service and cohort for the Gulf 1 Veterans mortality National Statistic.

Service at time of Gulf Gulf Era Comparison Group
All 53,409 53,143
Naval Service 5,964 5,958
Army 37,390 37,126
Royal Air Force 10,055 10,059

Information on causes of death, and diagnosis of illness, beyond the breakdown already provided in the 1990-1991 Gulf Conflict—UK Gulf Veterans Mortality Data: Causes of Death, would require a search of individual medical records and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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Posted on 14 Feb 2013 11:42 am (Report this annotation)

The Lloyd report of 2004 may be helpful. LINK ...