HC Deb 16 December 1986 vol 107 c499W
Mr. Ashley

asked the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 8 December, Official Report, column 123, if his Department will pay any compensation that becomes due from one service person to another following a successful claim of negligence.

Mr. Freeman

Where one service man is sued by another for alleged negligence arising out of the execution of his duties my Department will stand behind him and will meet the cost of any damages awarded against him.

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