Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

1137599
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answering body
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
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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 recent discussions she has had with her counterpart in the Northern Ireland Office on a resolution to the matter of the prosecution of army veterans who served in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Andrea Leadsom more like this
star this property uin 274533 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>I discuss these important issues with the Northern Ireland Secretary and other relevant Ministers on a regular basis. As I set out in my written ministerial statement of 21 May 2019 (HCWS1575), our obligations to veterans who have served in Northern Ireland remain the same as to those who served in other theatres, and I have agreed with the Northern Ireland Secretary that my Department will provide formal input to any process taken forward by the Northern Ireland Office resulting from the Stormont House Agreement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-11T15:07:19.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:07:19.913Z
star this property answering member
4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property tabling member
4117
star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
1126471
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answering body
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
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Marcus Jones more like this
star this property uin 254180 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star 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
star this property grouped question UIN
252557 more like this
252559 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T13:46:38.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:46:38.257Z
star this property answering member
1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
star this property tabling member
4024
star this property label Biography information for Mr Marcus Jones more like this
967974
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
star this property answering body
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
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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
star this property tabling member printed
David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 906654 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar 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
star 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
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-09-05T15:06:17.507Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-05T15:06:17.507Z
star this property answering member
1496
star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
star this property tabling member
1545
star this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
722965
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-04-20more like thismore than 2017-04-20
star this property answering body
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
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 71505 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-25more like thismore than 2017-04-25
star 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
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-04-25T11:33:48.617Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-25T11:33:48.617Z
star this property answering member
1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
star this property tabling member
1409
star this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
686094
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
star this property answering body
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
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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
star this property tabling member printed
Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property uin 63543 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar 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
star 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
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-02-13T16:06:40.16Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-13T16:06:40.16Z
star this property answering member
1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
star this property tabling member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
682483
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
star this property answering body
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
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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
star this property tabling member printed
Scott Mann more like this
star this property uin 908425 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-01more like thismore than 2017-02-01
star 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
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-02-01T15:10:11.883Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-01T15:10:11.883Z
star this property answering member
4043
star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
star this property tabling member
4496
star this property label Biography information for Scott Mann more like this
657829
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-12-13more like thismore than 2016-12-13
star this property answering body
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
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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
star this property tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 57466 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar 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
star 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
star this property question first answered
less than 2016-12-19T15:54:13.203Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-19T15:54:13.203Z
star this property answering member
1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
star this property tabling member
4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
451956
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
star this property answering body
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
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to provide immediate legal advice, without cost, to former service personnel required to submit to an interview about allegations related to past service during the Troubles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency New Forest East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Dr Julian Lewis more like this
star this property uin 26904 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-29more like thismore than 2016-02-29
star this property answer text <p>In accordance with its normal policy, the Department funds the provision of legal advice to current or former Service personnel whose conduct in the course of their duties in Northern Ireland is being investigated by the police with a view to possible prosecution. This support includes the services of a barrister wherever necessary. The support will be available from the point at which the individual is notified that the police wish to interview him or her as a suspect, which will of course be before any charge, and will continue until the determination of the proceedings. In addition, the Department works closely with Regimental Associations and other Service and veterans' welfare organisations to ensure the provision of appropriate pastoral support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 26924 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2016-02-29T16:51:15.067Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-29T16:51:15.067Z
star this property answering member
4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property tabling member
54
star this property label Biography information for Dr Julian Lewis more like this
451957
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
star this property answering body
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
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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 assistance his Department gives to former service personnel who are approached by officers of the Police Service of Northern Ireland investigating allegations of criminal behaviour during the Troubles; whether such assistance is given before or after that person has been charged; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency New Forest East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Dr Julian Lewis more like this
star this property uin 26924 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-29more like thismore than 2016-02-29
star this property answer text <p>In accordance with its normal policy, the Department funds the provision of legal advice to current or former Service personnel whose conduct in the course of their duties in Northern Ireland is being investigated by the police with a view to possible prosecution. This support includes the services of a barrister wherever necessary. The support will be available from the point at which the individual is notified that the police wish to interview him or her as a suspect, which will of course be before any charge, and will continue until the determination of the proceedings. In addition, the Department works closely with Regimental Associations and other Service and veterans' welfare organisations to ensure the provision of appropriate pastoral support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 26904 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2016-02-29T16:51:15.12Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-29T16:51:15.12Z
star this property answering member
4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property tabling member
54
star this property label Biography information for Dr Julian Lewis more like this
431781
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
star this property answering body
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
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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
star this property tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 17235 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
star 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
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-11-30T15:48:22.253Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T15:48:22.253Z
star this property answering member
1539
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
star this property tabling member
4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this