Armed Forces: Transition to Civilian Life - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:28 pm on 15th June 2021.

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Photo of The Bishop of St Albans The Bishop of St Albans Bishop 12:28 pm, 15th June 2021

My Lords, in the UK it is estimated that former Armed Forces personnel are eight times more likely to develop gambling problems than civilians. They suffer from higher rates of mental health issues and alcohol problems, factors which may feed into the higher rate of problem gambling. Will Her Majesty’s Government commit to surveying the gambling habits of serving personnel so that we can better provide for our military as they transition to civilian life?