§ Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many claims for compensation in respect of damage to health caused by exposure to gases during work at the chemical defence establishment, Nancekuke, Cornwall, have been made to the Department since 1960; and what has been the result of each claim.
§ Mr. Pattie
My Department's existing records do not cover the whole of the period to which the hon. Gentleman refers, but we are aware of only two such claims against the Department. One claim was settled when a payment into court of £110 was taken out. The other claim, in respect of which legal proceedings were also started, was subsequently withdrawn; no payment was therefore made.