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Armed Forces Pay

Part of Opposition Day - [4TH Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 1:59 pm on 1st November 2017.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Party Chair, Co-operative Party 1:59 pm, 1st November 2017

Two years ago, the Government set up an armed forces credit union to help armed forces personnel on low pay who might be vulnerable to payday loan companies charging very high rates of interest. Two years on, the three armed forces credit unions are well-established, but could do with the MOD taking steps to advertise their services more widely. Given that 15 years ago the right hon. Gentleman showed a brief interest in co-operatives, may I encourage him to join me in encouraging the Minister to think through what else the MOD might do now to encourage awareness of that armed forces credit union among military personnel?