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The figures cover all service patients admitted for any mental health condition, not just post-traumatic stress disorder. They include the cost of assessing patients as well as any treatment provided, and also include services provided between 1 December 2003 and April 2004 prior to the formal contract start date.

Prior to 2004, in-patient treatment was provided by MOD's Duchess of Kent Psychiatric Hospital (DKPH) at Catterick. Although figures for each year since 2001 are not readily available, DKPH's costs in the final year of operation were some £10 million.

Ann Winterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 18 May 2009, Official Report, column 1170W, on armoured fighting vehicles, how many Panther Command and Liaison vehicles have been modified for deployment to operations in Afghanistan in the last 12 months. [277337]


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Mr. Quentin Davies: To date, 46 vehicles have been modified to a theatre entry standard, appropriate for deployment to operations in Afghanistan.

Armed Forces: Casualties

Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed services of each (a) sex, (b) age cohort, (c) regiment and (d) service stationed in Iraq were (i) killed, (ii) seriously injured and (iii) otherwise injured in each year since 2007. [277235]

Mr. Bob Ainsworth: Since 1 January 2007, 52 UK service personnel have died while on deployment, or as a result of injuries sustained in Iraq. The figures presented for fatalities are correct as at 19 May 2009. Of the 52 service personnel who have died, information for three soldiers has not been publicly released and therefore their detailed information has been excluded from the tables.


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Since 1 January 2007, three female UK service personnel have died while on deployment, or as a result of injuries in Iraq. These figures are correct as at 19 May 2009.

The following table provides a breakdown of fatalities by age-group and year.

Age-group All 2007 2008 2009( 1)

All

52

47

4

1

<20

6

5

0

0

20-24

22

21

0

1

25-29

11

10

1

0

30-34

5

4

1

0

35-39

3

3

0

0

40+

3

2

1

0

Not released

3

2

1

0

(1) As at 19 May

The following table provides a breakdown of fatalities by service, corps/unit and year.

Service Corps/unit All 2007 2008 2009( 1)

All

All

52

47

4

1

Naval Service(2)

All

0

0

0

0

Army

All

43

40

2

1

Army Air Corps

1

0

1

0

Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

1

1

0

0

Corps of Royal Engineers

1

0

1

0

Corps of Royal Military Police

1

1

0

0

Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment

5

5

0

0

Foot Guards

3

3

0

0

Intelligence Corps

1

1

0

0

Mercian Regiment

1

1

0

0

Parachute Regiment

2

2

0

0

Princess of Wales Royal Regiment

1

0

0

1

Rifles

9

9

0

0

Royal Armoured Corps

5

5

0

0

Royal Army Medical Corps

2

2

0

0

Royal Corps of Signals

1

1

0

0

Royal Logistic Corps

3

3

0

0

Royal Regiment of Scotland

2

2

0

0

Royal Welsh

3

3

0

0

Yorkshire Regiment

1

1

0

0

RAF

All

6

5

1

0

1 Squadron RAF Regiment

3

3

0

0

230 Squadron

1

1

0

0

504 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force

1

1

0

0

903 Expeditionary Air Wing

1

0

1

0

Info not released

3

2

1

0

(1) As at 19 May
(2) Naval Service includes Royal Navy and Royal Marines
Note:
The breakdown for Army Corps is presented for the current Army structure, following the merger of many regiments over the last few years. Also, detail of an individual's Corp is subject to change as further information becomes available.

Since 1 January 2007, 79 UK service personnel have been very seriously or seriously injured (VSI/SI) while on deployment in Iraq. The figures presented are sourced from the NOTICAS reporting system and include casualties
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reported up to 16 May 2009. Casualties within the cause category of ‘natural causes’ are excluded from the figures.

Information on very seriously and seriously injured casualties by sex for the time period requested cannot be released without disclosing individual identities.

The following table provides a breakdown of very seriously and seriously injured casualties by age-group and year.

Age-group Total 2007 2008 2009( 1)

Total

79

69

9

1

<20 years

13

12

1

0

20-24

21

18

2

1

25-29

16

14

2

0

30-34

11

9

2

0

35-39

14

12

2

0

40+

4

4

0

0

(1) As at 16 May
Note:
These figures exclude natural causes

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