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star this property date less than 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Human Rights more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many claims under the Human Rights Act 1998 against British soldiers in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan the Government subsequently found to be spurious in each year since 2009-10. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-25more like thismore than 2016-10-25
star this property answer text <p>Legal actions citing the Human Rights Act, whether judicial reviews or personal injury claims, are normally brought against the Secretary of State for Defence rather than against individual Service personnel (on the basis that the Ministry of Defence is vicariously liable for their acts). The Courts allow or dismiss claims in whole or in part. There have been approximately 1,400 such judicial review claims and 1,000 personal injury claims stemming from our military oprations in Iraq and Afgahnistan. The vast majority of them have not yet been heard, as they are queued behind a small number of lead cases. It is the view of the Government, based on the findings of the Al-Sweady public inquiry and other evidence, that large numbers of these claims are likely to be exaggerated or spurious.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2016-10-25T14:37:40.437Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-25T14:37:40.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson remove filter