HC Deb 15 March 1999 vol 327 cc501-2W
Dr. David Clark

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many Gulf War veterans have died since the end of the war in 1991; [62958]

(2) how many service personnel who served in the Gulf War of 1991 have died whilst still serving in HM forces. [62960]

Mr. Doug Henderson

[holding answer 9 December 1998]: The Ministry of Defence has identified 53,462 members of the UK armed forces who were deployed on Operation GRANBY or to a state in the Gulf region at some time between 1 September 1990 and 30 June 1991. As at 5 March 1999, 381 of these individuals were recorded by the MOD as having died since 1 April 1991, of which 254 were regular personnel recorded as having died whilst still serving in the armed forces. Information received by the MOD in respect of a further 17 Gulf veterans who have been reported as having died is currently in the process of being verified.

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