Ex-service Personnel (Falklands War) (Hansard, 16 January 1997)
HC Deb 16 January 1997 vol 288 cc311-2W
Mr. Sutcliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many ex-service people who served in the Falklands conflict have(a) committed suicide and (b) been found guilty of criminal acts since 1982. [11038]

Mr. Soames

Statistics held by the Defence Analytical Services Agency indicate a total of 329 confirmed suicides by serving personnel, from January 1982 to the present time. The information requested in respect of ex-service personnel who served in the Falklands is not, however, available, as my Department does not keep records pertaining to ex-Service personnel, nor specifically to those who served in the Falklands conflict.

Statistics on disciplinary convictions, are contained in "Tri-Service Personnel Statistics 16", copies of which are held in the Library of the House. The latest available are those for 1994. Such statistics have only been kept since 1986. Until 1991 they were contained in "Tri-Service Manpower Statistics 32".