§ Mr. Alexander
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was paid to service men who have been discharged from the armed forces as a result of terrorist injuries suffered whilst serving in Northern Ireland; and how many men and women have received such compensation in each year from 1977 to 1983.142W
§ Mr. Scott
The following table shows the amount of compensation paid under the Criminal Injuries (Compensation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 and earlier legislation to service men who were discharged from the armed forces as a result of terrorist injuries suffered while serving in Northern Ireland. Payments to members of the Ulster Defence Regiment, and pensions and gratuities paid by the Ministry of Defence or the Department of Health and Social Security are not included.
Year of Discharge Amount of Compensation (£) No. of claims 1977 335,250 14 1978 254,700 11 1979 269,000 10 1980 385,500 7 1981 137,000 2 1982 72,800 6 £1,454,250 50
Figures for 1983 are not yet available.