Military Aircraft: Accidents

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Labour, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 8 March 2005 to Question 217295 on Military Aircraft Crashes, whether military personnel and their families were made aware that crossing the English-Scottish border would in the event of death in Scotland result in the loss of the degree of legal protection afforded them by Coroners’ Inquests in the rest of the UK; and if will he now release an un-redacted copy of the Board of Inquiry report to the families.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Due to the passage of time, it has not been possible to establish whether in 1994 military personnel and their families received any briefings on the lack of a mandatory requirement for a Fatal Accident Inquiry in Scotland. I am unable to provide the families of personnel from the 1994 Tornado crash at Glen Ogle with an un-redacted copy of the Board of Inquiry report, as any disclosure must comply with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Data Protection Act 2018.

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