HC Deb 14 January 1975 vol 884 cc57-8W
20. Mr. Ron Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he is satisfied with present methods of informing relatives of soldiers receiving injuries in the course of their duties.

Mr. Robert C. Brown

Yes. Relatives are automatically informed when a soldier is killed or seriously injured, whether or not he was on duty at the time. In cases of lesser injury, when soldiers are able to inform their relatives themselves, they are generally expected to do so.