Armed Forces: Death

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what diseases were involved in the 27 disease-related deaths within the armed forces between 2000-2018 during exercises and training events; and if he will make a statement.

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

Of the 27 disease-related deaths which occurred in the UK Armed Forces whilst on training or exercise from 1 January 2000 to 31 August 2018, 23 deaths were due to conditions of the circulatory system, two deaths were due to conditions of the respiratory system, one death was due to a condition of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue, and one death was due to a condition of the digestive system.

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