HC Deb 15 October 1991 vol 196 c143W
25. Mr. Winnick

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a further statement on the three seriously injured Grenadier Guardsmen who are claiming compensation.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

The hon. Member will be aware that, following discussions with solicitors representing the three guardsmen, the Ministry of Defence agreed to make an out-of-court settlement. As is usual with this type of agreement, the payments of £105,000 to each of the men have been made without admission of liability.

The settlement was based on legal advice and I believe it to be both fair and reasonable, having taken into account all aspects of the case.