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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
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
hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant remove filter
house id 1 more like this
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Government's policy is on those who have served in HM forces and wish to buy a council or housing association property under the terms of the Military Covenant. more like this
tabling member constituency Christchurch more like this
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Mr Christopher Chope more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
answer text <p>The Policy on the right to buy socially-held accommodation is a matter for the relevant housing authorities and is not covered under the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant. The Covenant's primary role is to remove the disadvantages that our Serving personnel, veterans and families may face as a result of their Service and to offer them a fair deal in comparison with all other British citizens. The available evidence does not suggest that veterans have greater challenges in finding accommodation than any other citizen.</p><p>We support our Armed Forces to get on the housing ladder and get a good job when they leave, through our resettlement programmes, Help to Buy Schemes and Career Transition Partnerships, and the vast majority transition well to civilian life.</p><p>However a small number may struggle and we work very closely with local authorities and the Devolved Administrations to ensure that the help they need is available to them. Initiatives such as ensuring fair access to social housing, Help to Buy schemes, and support through organisations such as the Riverside English Churches Housing Group, and Veterans' Hubs exist to address the range of housing needs of veterans and their families.</p>
answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-10T15:38:37.913Z
answering member
label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
tabling member
label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this