The armed forces covenant sets out the relationship between the nation, the government and the armed forces. It recognises the nation's moral obligation to members of the armed forces and their families. MPs have voted on the extent to which there should be special provisions for current, and former, service personnel in relation to public services.
UK Ministry of Defence
Lord Pickles consistently voted against strengthening the Military Covenant
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On 26 Jun 2012:
Lord Pickles voted against calling on the Government to strengthen the military covenant and against requesting a reassessment of the assumptions on which the Strategic Defence and Security Review was based.
On 14 Jun 2011:
Lord Pickles voted against requiring public bodies and minsters to consider the effects of people's service in the armed forces when setting healthcare, education and housing policy and to consider if special provisions for current, and former, service personnel are justified.
On 16 Feb 2011:
Lord Pickles voted against a legally binding Military Covenant set out in law.
On 1 Mar 2010:
Lord Pickles was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Defence — Military Covenant — Military Funding
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