§ Mr. McNamara
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many service men and service women are receiving ex gratia payments for injuries incurred during their service.
§ Mr. Freeman
None are currently receiving ex-gratia payments. Those discharged as a result of injuries received during service receive lump sums and/or pensions under the armed forces pension scheme and, where appropriate, the DHSS war pension scheme, depending upon the circumstances of their injury.