War Widows Pensions - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:16 pm on 10th December 2020.

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Photo of Lord Touhig Lord Touhig Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) 12:16 pm, 10th December 2020

My Lords, in an interview in The Yorkshire Post on 8 May, the Veterans Minister, Mr Mercer, said:

“You’ve got to remember that the military is as much about families as anything else … which is why we take families welfare so seriously.”

The whole House will applaud him for that. Therefore, can I ask the Minister if she will go back to her Department and remind the Veterans Minister of his words, and together park their tanks on the Treasury lawn and insist that the Chancellor of the Exchequer do as my noble friend Lady Crawley and others have asked and resolve this problem once and for all?