Armed Forces Covenant

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 13th July 2015.

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Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence 2:30 pm, 13th July 2015

The Government are honouring their pledges under the covenant and encouraging wider society to think about its contribution. The Secretary of State has written to the chief executive of every company in the FTSE 350 asking them to consider what they might do better to support our armed forces community, including by signing a corporate covenant.

The demands of service life can impose obstacles for personnel, for example in credit ratings, mortgages and even mobile phone contracts. We are taking forward work to combat commercial disadvantage as a priority.