§ Mr. Key
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when his comprehensive review of the arrangements for compensating service personnel or their dependants and for the payment of death and invalidity pension benefits will(a) commence and (b) report to Ministers; when he expects to publish the results and the consultation document; if the review will consider the arrangements applicable to (i) civilian Ministry of Defence employees and (ii) private sector contractors' staff where death or injury was attributable to service supporting the uniformed military in training or on operations; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Dr. Reid
The review of the arrangements for compensating Service personnel who suffer death or injury as a result of their military service which was announced on 8 December will commence in January. The aim will be to complete the review in time for the publication of a consultative document next Summer. The review will be limited to consideration of the compensation arrangements for Service personnel and their dependants.