Covid-19: NHS Support

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 15th March 2021.

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Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

My hon. Friend is right to notice just how extraordinary the work of our armed forces has been. They have accepted great risk during the pandemic in doing the things we have asked them to do, which will have been of some concern for their families. While they have often been deployed at short notice, we have tried to make sure that the welfare provisions for them are as good as they can be. We also recognise the demands of service life and the impact that they can have on the lives and careers of family members. My hon. Friend Andrew Selous has done excellent work on the armed forces families’ strategy and action plan, and we are looking to develop those ideas fully over the next few months.