Jim Sheridan (Paisley and Renfrewshire North, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what procurement processes his Department uses to provide employment to (a) Erskine and (b) other charitable organisations which assist disabled ex-service personnel.
Andrew Robathan (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans), Defence; South Leicestershire, Conservative)
We value the contribution of the charitable sector in providing help and support to those who have endured so much, particularly Erskine where the first Personnel Recovery Centre is located.
In addition to the tailored resettlement support to facilitate the transition from service to civilian life, some require additional help and we are grateful to those that provide this. However, we are not in a contractual relationship to provide employment to Erskine or any other charitable organisation which assist disabled ex-service personnel.