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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
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pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made in implementing the Military Covenant; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answer text <p>There is a statutory obligation on the Defence Secretary to report annually on progress in implementing the Armed Forces Covenant. The second annual report was published in December 2013 and contains comprehensive updates on the four major areas specified in the Armed Forces Act 2011, namely healthcare, education, housing, and the operation of inquests.</p><p> </p><p>I look forward to significant further progress in the coming year, including supporting Service personnel to buy their first home through the £200 milion Forces Help to Buy scheme, improving patient care by establishing a unified defence primary healthcare service, and allocating £40 million to support charities which assist veterans with housing needs.</p><p> </p><p>The Covenant is not just a matter for the Government; recognising and respecting the specific needs of the Armed Forces community is a duty incumbent on the whole of society. Charities, employers, local authorities and individuals can play their role in providing the support and fair treatment that our Service personnel, veterans and service families so richly deserve.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
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label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this