§ Mr. Livingstone
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many former and present staff who have worked at the chemical warfare establishments at Porton Down and Nancekuke have claimed compensation since 1966 for injury or illnesses arising out of their employment at the establishments. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
Since 1989, two service personnel have submitted claims for compensation in respect of injury or illness arising out of their employment at Porton Down or Nancekuke. It is not possible to establish the number of service personnel who may have claimed in the period 1966 to 1989, or the number of civilian personnel who may have claimed since 1966 without disproportionate cost, since records of claims are not held in a way that would readily provide the data requested.