Armed Forces Veterans

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

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Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry Leader of the Independent Group for Change

Further to the question from Gavin Robinson, may I gently say to the Secretary of State —and I apologise for all the grief I have given him over the past few years—that, on this very important matter, when I was the Veterans Minister I had the great honour of visiting Northern Ireland, and I have to say to him that the covenant, which the coalition Government did so much to advance in that time, has just not happened in Northern Ireland, and it is because of sectarian differences? That is not fair, and those in Northern Ireland must have exactly the same rights under the covenant as those in the rest of the United Kingdom.