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Armed Forces: Otterburn

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 7th September 2016.

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Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Conservative, Berwick-upon-Tweed

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have been (a) killed and (b) injured as a result of accidents during exercises at the army training ground at Otterburn in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

In the period 1 January 2006 to 4 September 2016, there has been one death whilst on training or exercise at Otterburn training area. The death occurred in 2016.

The table below shows the recorded number of personnel injured on training or exercise at Otterburn in the period 1 April 2008 to 30 June 2016 reported through the MOD Health and Safety and Casualty Notification process. These totals may not include all injuries, as some minor injuries may have been treated immediately and not reported. Reporting of injuries is improving, and usage of the training area has increased since 2015.

Year

Numbers

2008-09

~

2009-10

26

2010-11

26

2011-12

18

2012-13

42

2013-14

58

2014-15

54

2015-16

119

2016-172

~

Total

357

Source: Notification of Casualties (NOTICAS); MOD Health and Safety databases

Footnotes:

1.Personnel includes Regular personnel, Reservist Personnel, Cadets and Civilians.

2.Data only available between 1 April 2016 to 30 June 2016.

Data presented as "~" has been suppressed in accordance with Defence Statistics rounding policy.

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