§ Mr. Brotherton
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many Service men were injured during fire-fighting duties; and what arrangements have been made to pay them compensation.
§ Dr. Gilbert
I regret to say that 325 Service men were injured during fire-fighting duties. In most cases injuries were of a minor nature, but sadly in two instances the injuries were fatal, as a result of an accident to a fire-fighting vehicle. With regard to compensation, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which was given to the hon. Member for Beckenham (Mr. Goodhart) on 18th November last.—[Vol. 939, c.386.]