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Armed forces welfare news from UK Parliament.

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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
Overseas operations bill concludes parliamentary stages
Lords discusses torture offences and duty of care to service personnel. Find out more
29 April 2021
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
Defence to hold session on mental health of Armed Forces and Veterans
The Defence Committee will reflect on any updates since the Committee’s reports on mental health were released in the last parliament.
08 January 2021
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Lords questions government on waste prevention and UK's relationship with China on 17 June
Watch questions live online from 11am
16 June 2020
Minister updates MPs on support for veterans' mental health
Minister for Defence People and Veterans has made a statement on the mental health of those who have served in the military
12 March 2020
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Committee question Service Families Federations and Service Charities
Defence Committee explore a range of areas encompassed within the Covenant Annual Report 2018
12 February 2019
Committee further explore protection of Veterans
Defence Committee examine how former service personnel can be protected from the spectre of investigation and re-investigation
08 January 2019
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Committee continue inquiry into mental health services to armed forces
Defence Committee hold third session on armed forces mental health inquiry
23 November 2018
Lord debates Veterans Strategy
Peers discuss government plan for former military personnel
16 November 2018
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