Mr. Alan Williams
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many cases there have been, in each of the last five years, of the Army and Royal Air Force having to pay compensation to civilians for damage or injury arising from military exercises; and what is the total amount of this compensation.
§ Mr. Ennals
Figures for the Army are as follows:
Year Number of cases 1961 278 1962 260 1963 258 1964 180 1965 168
The total amount of compensation paid over this period is £44,295 6s. 3d.
I will write to my hon. Friend and give him the Royal Air Force figures as soon as possible.