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star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterans: Northern Ireland remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps she is taking to support armed forces veterans and police officers who have served in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 906654 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 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
unstar this property answer text <p>This Government is clear that it is only due to the unstinting efforts of our Police and Armed Forces that we have peace in Northern Ireland today. We have always acknowledged our ongoing duty of care to our former soldiers which includes providing legal support and representation.</p><p> </p><p>Policing in Northern Ireland is a devolved matter. It is the role of the Police Federation to represent and promote the interests and welfare of the Police.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2018-09-05T15:06:17.507Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-05T15:06:17.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
228698
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
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 Veterans: Northern Ireland remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether army veterans based in Northern Ireland will benefit from the £25 million healthcare fund for aged veterans announced in the Budget, and if so, how. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL5880 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 2015-03-25more like thismore than 2015-03-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK's ex-Service community is largely elderly; almost half are over age 75 and 64% are over age 65. It is important that this country meets their needs, just as they answered the needs of their country; meeting the call of the nation during the First and Second World Wars, through national service, voluntary enlistment and the reserve forces.</p><p>To support this community, £5 million of LIBOR funding has been made available every year for the next five years for any UK veterans who are surviving World War Two veterans, those who undertook National Service and other voluntary enlisted veterans who, by virtue of their age, may need some focused support in relation to their health and social care needs.</p><p>The funds will not provide benevolence payments to individuals. Charities can bid for money to provide practical support and/or companionship to this group of veterans to improve their wellbeing. This might also include projects to build or enhance access to centres where elderly veterans can meet, or to promote the education of elderly veterans' needs, research and other support mechanisms.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence intends to administer the fund through a dedicated grant scheme. The terms of this scheme are being developed and will be announced in due course.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2015-03-25T17:36:09.267Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-25T17:36:09.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterans: Northern Ireland remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on support for veterans who served in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Cornwall more like this
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Scott Mann more like this
star this property uin 908425 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-01more like thismore than 2017-02-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State and I have had several conversations with the Defence Secretary and other Ministers about this issue. This Government is clear about the duty of care we owe all our veterans, including those that served in Northern Ireland and we will ensure they get the support they need and deserve.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2017-02-01T15:10:11.883Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-01T15:10:11.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Scott Mann more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
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 Veterans: Northern Ireland remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the debate on the Armed Forces Covenant of 2 February 2017, HC column 1270, whether Operation Banner veterans in receipt of invitations to provide witness accounts will be refunded the cost of legal advice. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
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Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property uin 63543 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 2017-02-13more like thismore than 2017-02-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence provides free legal advice for Northern Ireland veterans facing allegations relating to their own conduct while on duty. The question of a refund should not therefore arise.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2017-02-13T16:06:40.16Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-13T16:06:40.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-20more like thismore than 2017-04-20
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
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 Veterans: Northern Ireland remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total amount of Government funding was to charities which support veterans in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 71505 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-25more like thismore than 2017-04-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence holds information on grants made to units and charities undertaking projects with, for, and including veterans in Northern Ireland from Legacy Funds, the Covenant Fund and the Aged Veterans Fund for the years 2012-13, 2015-16 and 2016-17, broken down below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong> <strong>Organisation</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Project </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Grant </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Fund</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ulster Defence Regiment &amp; Royal Irish Aftercare Service</p></td><td><p>Welfare support network and advisory service for veterans and their dependants in Northern Ireland</p></td><td><p>£50,000</p></td><td><p>LIBOR Funds 2013-2016</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong> <strong>Organisation</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Project</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Grant</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Fund</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ballymacanallen Community Association</p></td><td><p>Mrs Sergeant's Boys</p></td><td><p>£4,715</p></td><td><p>Covenant Fund</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>38 (Irish) Brigade</p></td><td><p>Horse-assisted coaching for empowerment, leadership</p></td><td><p>£20,000</p></td><td><p>Covenant Fund</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>NI Veterans Therapeutic Gardening Project</p></td><td><p>Horticultural Therapy</p></td><td><p>£37,000</p></td><td><p>Covenant Fund</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Combat Stress</p></td><td><p>Mental Health services for Veterans in Northern Ireland</p></td><td><p>£466,400</p></td><td><p>Covenant Fund</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Royal British Legion</p></td><td><p>Somme Nursing Home</p></td><td><p>£600,000</p></td><td><p>Aged Veterans Fund</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong> <strong>Organisation</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Project </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Grant</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Fund</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Families Acting for Innocent Relatives</p></td><td><p>Remembrance</p></td><td><p>£10,000</p></td><td><p>Covenant Fund</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rathfriland Royal British Legion Branch</p></td><td><p>Hilltop to Over the Top</p></td><td><p>£19,478</p></td><td><p>Covenant Fund</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Reserve Forces &amp; Cadets Association for Northern Ireland (RFCA NI)</p></td><td><p>Horse-assisted coaching for confidence, leadership, anxiety reduction and communication.</p></td><td><p>£20,000</p></td><td><p>Covenant Fund</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Department of Community Mental Health at Thiepval Barracks</p></td><td><p>Green Care</p></td><td><p>£20,000</p></td><td><p>Covenant Fund</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>AA Veterans Support</p></td><td><p>Counselling and Holistic Support Service</p></td><td><p>£20,000</p></td><td><p>Covenant Fund</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2017-04-25T11:33:48.617Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-25T11:33:48.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-13more like thismore than 2016-12-13
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
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 Veterans: Northern Ireland remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on steps to ensure 24 hour-a-day help from veterans' charities and helplines for ex-service personnel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 57466 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 2016-12-19more like thismore than 2016-12-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence has had no discussions with the Northern Ireland Executive on the provisions of a 24 hour-a-day contact and referral service from veterans' charities and helplines for ex-Service personnel. However, the Covenant Fund has awarded a £2 million grant to a consortium of organisations led by The Royal British Legion and including Combat Stress, SSAFA and Poppyscotland who are working towards setting up a one-stop service to better support the UK's Armed Forces veterans community. It will give veterans, regardless of age or location, a simple point of contact to turn to for advice and help in accessing an array of public, private and charitable services and will be delivered across Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2016-12-19T15:54:13.203Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-19T15:54:13.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
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 Veterans: Northern Ireland remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals to protect veterans accused of historic allegations relating to service in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nuneaton more like this
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Mr Marcus Jones more like this
star this property uin 254180 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) intends to undertake a public consultation on legal protections measures for personnel deployed on operations overseas, including a statutory presumption against prosecution of current or former personnel for alleged offences committed in the course of duty abroad more than 10 years previously. Prosecutions in such circumstances would not be considered to be in the public interest, except in “exceptional circumstances”. The presumption measure would not apply to historical alleged offences in Northern Ireland. The Secretary of State for Defence will continue to work with the Northern Ireland Secretary on the proposals for addressing Northern Ireland legacy issues. The MOD provides veterans, including those who served in Northern Ireland, who are subject to investigation and potential prosecution with legal, welfare and pastoral support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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252557 more like this
252559 more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T13:46:38.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:46:38.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Marcus Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterans: Northern Ireland remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland of 18 November 2015, Official Report, what steps her Department is taking to support military veterans who served in Northern Ireland in 1972. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 17235 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government accepts that we have a duty of care to all current and former members of the Armed Forces, and the MoD pay for independent legal advice when both current and former members of the Armed Forces face prosecution in matters related to their service.</p><p>The Armed Forces Covenant sets out the relationship between the nation, the government and the armed forces recognising that the whole nation has a moral obligation to members of the armed forces and their families, and it establishes how they should expect to be treated.</p><p>In Northern Ireland, there is a bespoke aftercare package in place to support former members of the UDR and R IRISH (Home Service), their dependents and widows. This consists of welfare teams spread across Northern Ireland which offers vocational resettlement training, medical support, and a UDR/ R IRISH benevolent fund. In August 2015, the MoD agreed that the UDR &amp; R IRISH (HS) Aftercare Service should continue to exist and be funded since circumstances leading to its inception have not markedly changed, need is still evident and demand is being effectively met. However, in line with other defence restructuring, it has been decided that eventually it should become owned by the MoD’s main veterans’ support organisation, known as Veterans UK.</p><p>This is in addition to the services available to all veterans; including Veterans UK (in particular the Veterans Welfare Service which has welfare representatives based across the UK); Service and ex-Service charities such as the Army Benevolent Fund – the Soldiers charity, SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity and Combat Stress.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2015-11-30T15:48:22.253Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T15:48:22.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
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 Veterans: Northern Ireland remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what response he has made to the recommendation in the Veterans Transition Review, published on 11 February 2014, that security-vetted armed forces champions should be appointed in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lagan Valley more like this
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Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson more like this
star this property uin 221490 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department welcomed Lord Ashcroft's report on the review of the Armed Forces transition process. The report made 43 distinct recommendations; many are now in place either in full or in part. In response to his specific recommendations on an Armed Forces Champion in Northern Ireland, the Northern Irish Government announced last year that from April 2015, Local Authorities will nominate both a non-elected official and a councillor to membership of the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association in Northern Ireland. The latter will also act as a local Veterans Champion.</p><p>In addition, the relationship between the Northern Ireland Aftercare Service and the Veterans Welfare Service has been strengthened and close working links developed with The Royal British Legion, Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association, Combat Stress and key charities in Northern Ireland.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2015-01-26T17:05:02.25Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-26T17:05:02.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Jeffrey M. Donaldson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
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 Veterans: Northern Ireland remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service leavers resident in Northern Ireland have received further and higher educational support under the Service Leavers Scheme funded by his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lagan Valley more like this
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Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson more like this
star this property uin 211681 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>No service leavers who reside in Northern Ireland have benefitted from the Scheme as Northern Ireland was classified as an overseas location.</p><p> </p><p>However, I am pleased to say that action is in hand to amend the legislation governing the Scheme to extend provision to Northern Ireland service leavers. We anticipate this coming into effect from September 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211683 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T17:54:21.2904943Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T17:54:21.2904943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Jeffrey M. Donaldson more like this