Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th June 2018.

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Conservative, Rayleigh and Wickford 12:00 am, 6th June 2018

At his valedictory address yesterday morning, the Chief of the Defence Staff said that he was very concerned about the growing practice of legacy investigations of British servicemen and veterans, often many years after the events in question. There is growing concern in the House about the prospect of brave servicemen being, effectively, scapegoated by others for political or financial gain. We call our servicemen and women heroes; we should treat them accordingly, so would the Prime Minister be prepared at least to entertain some investigation of the concept of a statute of limitations to protect those who have served on the frontline and those who will follow them in future?