HL Deb 10 May 2001 vol 625 cc226-7WA
Lord Clement-Jones

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps they have taken in relation to mediation or arbitration of claims brought by Gulf War veterans for Gulf War illness compensation following the Lord Chancellor's announcement on 23 March that legal disputes with government departments will be settled by mediation or arbitration whenever possible; and [HL2129]

What steps they intend to take to improve the financial compensation for Gulf War veterans following the publication of the report by Professor Cherry and others in March; and [HL2130]

Whether the proposed arrangements in the Ministry of Defence's Joint Compensation Review will be extended to cover those who have served in the Gulf War conflict, the treatment of whom has affected morale and recruitment to the Armed Forces. [HL2131]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

In the short time available it is not possible to provide a substantive answer but I will write to the noble Lord and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Library of the House.