HC Deb 18 May 1966 vol 728 cc261-2W
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.

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