Armed Forces Veterans

Part of Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons on 30th October 2019.

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Photo of Gavin Robinson Gavin Robinson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Defence)

May I, on behalf of my party, extend our best wishes to Stephen Pound and the Minister of State, to Mr Hurd, who has been incredibly helpful to me on a particular issue and, indeed, to Kate Hoey, who has been a recurring strong voice for Northern Ireland?

The Secretary of State said three weeks ago that no party in Northern Ireland would have a veto, yet Sinn Féin used its veto on the extension of the armed forces covenant in Northern Ireland; it does not apply in whole or in part, because of Sinn Féin’s sectarian intransigence. Will the Secretary of State keenly pursue the full implementation of the covenant in Northern Ireland?