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The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament met on Tuesday 9 July 2024 for the election of the Speaker and swearing-in of MPs and Lords. The State Opening of Parliament and The King’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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Armed forces welfare

Armed forces welfare news from UK Parliament.

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MPs hold evidence session exploring Defence in Scotland
The evidence session will take place on Monday 31 January
27 January 2022
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Ministers Jeremy Quin and Leo Docherty face questions from Defence Sub-Committee
The Defence Sub-Committee hears about the treatment of contracted staff for the MOD’s Ancillary Services
12 January 2022
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Armed Forces Bill completes passage through Parliament
Members conclude considerations of Commons reasons on amendments. Catch up
15 December 2021
Capita examined on the treatment of MoD contracted staff
On 7 December, at 14.30, representatives from Capita face questions from the Defence Sub-Committee.
03 December 2021
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Capita examined on the treatment of MoD contracted staff
Representatives from Capita will face questions from the Defence Sub-Committee on the Treatment of Contracted Staff for the MOD’s Ancillary Services
22 October 2021
Defence Secretary questioned on UK withdrawal from Afghanistan
MPs question Secretary of State for Defence and Chief of Defence Staff on the UK withdrawal from Afghanistan
22 October 2021
Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace, faces questioning from Defence Committee
Ben Wallace, will face questions from the Defence Committee on a range of topics
18 June 2021
Sarah Atherton MP: Complaints System process has ‘regressed in critical ways’and ‘real changes are needed’
Service Complaints Ombudsman annual report found that the Complaints System is “not yet efficient, effective and fair”
28 May 2021
Defence to launch Sub-Committee on the Treatment of Contracted Staff for the MOD’s Ancillary Services
The intention is for this to become a Sub-Committee, to be chaired by Martin Docherty Hughes.
28 May 2021
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Overseas operations bill concludes parliamentary stages
Lords discusses torture offences and duty of care to service personnel. Find out more
29 April 2021
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Lords debates reduction in UK development aid
Members discuss impact on achieving the objectives outlined in the Integrated Review. Find out more
29 April 2021
Service complaints and victim support - evidence session
The Defence Sub-Committee on Women in the Armed Forces will hear from former complaints Ombudsman Nicola Williams. The Sub-Committee will also hear from service charities.
16 March 2021
MPs to question Johnny Mercer MP and Nadine Dorries MP
Johnny Mercer and Nadine Dorries will be questioned by the Defence Committee on mental health of the Armed Forces and Veterans.
22 January 2021
Total results 32 (page 1 of 3)