HC Deb 11 December 1996 vol 287 cc287-8W
Mr. Livingstone

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his answer of 30 October,Official Report, columns 160–61, if he will give a breakdown of the illnesses and diseases for which the successful claimants received a war pension; and when his Department finished compiling the final report of this special exercise. [6975]

Mr. Heald

The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is in the table and relates to cases reviewed under the special exercise.

Information on the new claims made as a result of the press notice could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The special exercise was completed on 3 February 1987.

Bari Habour Exercise: Breakdown of Disablement or Causes of Death for which a War Pension was Awarded
Nature of Disability/Cause of Death Number of Cases
Burns 18
Psychoneurosis 8
Injuries to eyes 8
Conjunctivitis 6
Fractures to bones 5
Injuries to limbs and spine (other than fractures) 5
Pulmonary tuberculosis 4
Amputations of lower limbs 4
Nervous disabilities 4
Loss of finger or part of finger 3
Deafness 3
Otitis media 2
Effects of gas 2
Bronchitis 2
Exhaustion 2
Concussion 1
Shock 1
Prolapsed intervertebral disc 1
Injury to face 1
Ulcers both eyes 1
Pyloric ulcer 1
Gunshot wound 1
Asthma 1
Emphysema 1
Tuberculosis 1
Pneumonia 1
Arthritis 1
Dysentery 1


In some instances awards of war pension were made to an individual in respect of more than one disability.

Ms Harman

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will place in the Library the consultation papers presented to the Central Advisory Committee on War Pensions. [8666]

Mr. Heald

A copy of the consultation letter of 26 November to the members of the Central Advisory Committee on War Pensions has been placed in the Library. The letter gives full details of the proposed changes and invites comments from the committee by 17 January next year.

Ms Harman

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will place in the Library the correspondence between himself and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury concerning proposals on war pensions. [8668]

Mr. Heald

Interministerial correspondence is not normally placed in the Library.

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