Covid-19 Support: Armed Forces

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 12th May 2020.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Defence)

Thank you, Mr Speaker. The armed forces are indeed playing a vital part in helping the country through this coronavirus crisis, as are our veterans, who, across the country, are volunteering to help their local community, and I commend them all for their contribution. Many are helping other veterans because the Government have closed the Veterans UK helpline. Will the Secretary of State set out why he decided to close the helpline in the midst of this crisis, when many veterans will need its help and support?