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Scottish Parliament written answers — Housing: Housing (23 Feb 2010)

Alex Neil: The Scottish Government has regular contact with veterans’ organisations, housing providers, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and the Ministry of Defence on improving support for those leaving the armed forces to access suitable accommodation. This includes: formal engagement, on a regular basis, with a range of veterans organisations to discuss housing matters; support...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (25 Jun 2007)

Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many armed forces personnel who have been discharged from service in the last 12 months are looking for housing; and if he will make a statement; (2) how many armed forces personnel have been affected by the issue of local connection when looking for housing upon being discharged from service during the last 12 months; and if he will make a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Veterans: Housing (17 Mar 2021)

Eddie Hughes: Delivering on the Armed Forces Covenant, the Government has taken steps to ensure that serving personnel and veterans are not disadvantaged when seeking to access social housing The law was changed in 2012 so that seriously injured, ill or disabled Service personnel, and former members of the Armed Forces, with urgent housing needs are always given ‘additional preference’ (high priority)...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing: Armed Forces (12 Dec 2011)

David Hamilton: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2011, Official Report, column 991W, on social rented housing: armed forces, (1) what steps his Department plans to take to measure the effect of its proposed changes to the social housing additional preference given to members of the armed forces; (2) for what reasons his Department...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Housing (30 Apr 2019)

Tobias Ellwood: Housing for veterans is the responsibility of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), and the number of former military personnel who have experienced difficulties in finding accommodation after discharge is not known. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is developing a new tri-Service policy to provide more comprehensive support to Service personnel and their families as...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Veterans (28 Mar 2017)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: The Government commends Cheltenham Borough Council for the steps they have taken which are in line with the Armed Forces Covenant and measures which we have put in place to ensure that serving members of the Armed Forces and veterans are given appropriate priority for social housing. In 2012 we introduced regulations to ensure that seriously injured and disabled Service personnel and former...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Homelessness: Armed Forces (29 Aug 2013)

Lord Astor of Hever: The 2012-13 figures reported by the Combined Homelessness and Information Network indicate that 3% of those found sleeping rough in London claim to have served in our Armed Forces. This represents a 1% decrease against the previous year. We would like to bring it down further. In order to minimise the risk of service personnel becoming homeless on leaving the Armed Forces, the Ministry of...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Sleeping Rough: Veterans (25 Feb 2022)

Eddie Hughes: The Government recognises the dedication and sacrifices made by members of the Armed Forces and we are committed to ensuring that they are provided with all the support they need to successfully adjust back into civilian life. Statutory guidance to improve access to social housing for members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families makes clear that seriously injured, ill or disabled...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Social Rented Housing: Armed Forces (10 Mar 2022)

Eddie Hughes: Local councils are best placed to determine how best to manage access to social housing – they are responsible for allocating housing through local schemes. These are governed by a framework of rules set by central government which ensure social housing is prioritised for those in housing need. In line with DLUHC’s commitments in the Armed Forces Covenant, we introduced regulations in...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing: Armed Forces (30 Nov 2011)

David Hamilton: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many members of the armed forces were on social housing waiting lists in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland in each of the last five years; (2) what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Scottish Government on the Government's plans for additional preference in the allocation of social housing to members...

A Better Defence Estate (28 Feb 2019)

Martin Docherty: ..., when I will be joining my community at the mass grave in Dalnottar cemetery—one of two. I am grateful to have had early sight of the statement. I am delighted, as I am sure other Members in the House will be, about the commitment to RM Condor. I know that my colleague Graeme Dey, the Veterans Minister in Scotland, as well as the local MSP, will be delighted as well. Yet I have to say...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Armed Forces: Accommodation (28 Feb 2011)

Lord Astor of Hever: The Armed Forces home ownership scheme pilot is designed for full-time, permanent members of the Armed Forces, with between four and six years' service, who intend to remain in the Armed Forces and buy a property in England. Former service personnel are not eligible to apply to join the Armed Forces home ownership scheme pilot but retain their key worker status for the first 12 months after...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Homelessness: Armed Forces (30 Jul 2013)

Baroness Hanham: This Government is committed to preventing and tackling homelessness and protecting the most vulnerable including former members of our armed forces. We have invested £470 million over the Spending Review period for homelessness prevention. 3% of people seen rough sleeping in London who are from the UK had served in the armed forces—down from 4% in 2011/12 (CHAIN data 2012/13). We are...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: Veterans (22 Oct 2013)

Kris Hopkins: Data collected by homeless charity Broadway (CHAIN) reports that 3% (145) of rough sleepers in London have experience of serving in the UK armed forces. This Government is committed to preventing and tackling homelessness and protecting the most vulnerable including former members of our armed forces. We have invested £470 million over the spending review period for homelessness prevention....

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Social Rented Housing: Veterans (23 May 2024)

Jacob Young: The Localism Act 2011 gave local authorities the power to decide who qualifies for social housing and to set waiting list policies appropriate to their local area. In June 2020 we published new statutory guidance for local authorities that set out how they can identify applications from members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families, to ensure that they are considered appropriately....

Written Answers — Defence: Veterans: Homelessness (11 Dec 2013)

Anna Soubry: The 2012-13 figures reported by the Combined Homelessness and Information Network indicate that 3% of those found sleeping rough in London say that they have served in our armed forces. This represents a 1% decrease against the previous year. We would like to bring the numbers down further. The Department for Communities and Local Government has responsibility for homelessness issues....

Orders of the Day — Armed Forties (Housing Loans) (22 Nov 1949)

Mr James Carmichael: I do not intervene in this Debate because I am opposed to the building of proper quarters for members of the Armed Forces. It is a right and proper task of any Government to provide the finest accommodation for its employees. Nevertheless, when discussing housing it would be wrong not to intervene, in view of the very serious housing problem in Scotland. There seems to be a complete...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Armed Forces Covenant (24 Mar 2015)

Kris Hopkins: Local authorities share in our national commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, and have signed Community Covenants committing to support the Armed Forces community in their area and promote understanding amongst local people. Local councils and residents will know the needs of their communities and can decide their spending priorities appropriately. We have introduced a number of measures...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Higher Rates for Additional Dwellings (18 Dec 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...the quality of their accommodation and their quality of life. It might therefore impact on recruitment and retention rates. The Government have so far offered little detail on which members of the armed forces will be entitled to the new allowance or what the rate will be and have not said whether the Treasury has done an impact assessment on local housing supply. The proposal ignores the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Question (15 Mar 2021)

Johnny Mercer: Supporting the Armed Forces Covenant is a key priority and the Government has introduced legislation, as part of the Armed Forces Bill, further incorporating the Armed Forces Covenant into law. The legislation introduces a duty of due regard to the Covenant principles on local public bodies, in key areas of health, housing, and education. The Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report, published...


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