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Armed Forces: Death

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 15th January 2019.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Chair, Defence Sub-Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Service Inquires conducted after a death during a (a) training exercise and (b) selection event included heat illness as a factor in (i) 2012, (ii) 2013, (iii) 2014, (iv) 2015, (v) 2016 and (vi) 2017.

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

Holding answer received on 14 January 2019

Between 2012-2017 only one Service Inquiry was conducted, in 2015, where heat illness was specifically found to be a causal or contributory factor following a military exercise.

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