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Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Social Rented Housing: Veterans ( 2 May 2023)

Dehenna Davison: The Government recognises the special position of members of the Armed Forces and their families. We have changed the law so that those serving in the Armed Forces as well as former Service personnel with urgent housing needs are always given 'additional preference' for social housing. Statutory guidance is clear that members of the regular Armed Forces, their bereaved spouses and civil...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing: Mental Illness (11 Feb 2019)

Kit Malthouse: The statutory 'reasonable preference’ requirements ensure that priority for social housing is given to certain people, including those who need to move for medical or welfare reasons. Statutory guidance issued to local authorities in 2012 (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/allocation-of-ac commodation-guidance-for-local-housing-authorities-in-englan d) includes ‘a mental illness...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Veterans: Housing (17 Jun 2022)

Eddie Hughes: The government is committed to making the UK the best place in the world to be a veteran. In line with the Armed Forces Covenant, we changed the law 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 high priority for social housing. In June 2020 we also published new statutory guidance for...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Housing: Armed Forces ( 3 Jul 2012)

Grant Shapps: holding answer 28 June 2012 In June 2011, I announced that members of our armed forces would have top priority for FirstBuy and all Government funded affordable home ownership schemes. I also announced that I would be sending special housing agents into military bases to help members of the armed forces get a foot on the housing ladder. We do not hold a central record of visits. However, I...

Written Answers — Defence: Ex-servicemen (22 Feb 2010)

Kevan Jones: ...resettlement programme which found that 94 per cent. of those seeking work who used the career transition partnership resettlement services were in paid employment within six months of leaving the armed forces. Nevertheless, the Ministry of Defence recognises that making the transition from the armed forces into civilian life can be daunting. Individual employment needs are identified from...

8. 6. Welsh Conservatives Debate: Service Personnel and Veterans ( 9 Nov 2016)

Caroline Jones: I’d like to thank the Welsh Conservatives for bringing forward this debate today, particularly as we prepare to remember the sacrifice made by so many of our brave armed forces personnel. Welsh citizens have a long tradition of serving our nation’s armed forces, and played a key role in many of the battles in both world wars. Wales represents just 5 per cent of the UK’s population, yet...

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

Eddie Hughes: Local authorities must frame their allocation scheme for social housing to give additional preference to certain members of the Armed Forces community, where they fall within one or more of the reasonable preference categories and have urgent housing needs. In line with the Armed Forces Covenant we changed the law in 2012 so that those serving in the Armed Forces as well as those who have...

Veterans: Handforth ( 6 Sep 2023)

Derek Thomas: My right hon. Friend raised the armed forces covenant. She is right to raise those concerns, which will be relevant to all armed forces veterans. In my constituency, despite the armed forces covenant, individuals in MOD accommodation find that, when they come to the end of their service, the time allowed to move to other accommodation, in a place where it is difficult to get housing, is far...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Armed Forces Covenant (15 Dec 2014)

Brandon Lewis: Local authorities share in our national commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant and should meet their obligations from own resources. Though we have set aside £200,000 in 2014/15 from the annual Disabled Facilities Grant funding for local authorities to fund home adaptations (eg ramps, walk-in showers, stairlifts) to meet the needs of disabled ex-Service personnel who wish to live...

Points of Order: Armed Forces Personnel (21 Jun 2007)

Simon Burns: May I begin by offering an apology to the House? A long-standing commitment meant that unfortunately I was unable to be here for the opening speeches. For that reason, I am very grateful to you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for calling me to speak so that I can raise a constituency matter. I suspect that the problem about which I wish to speak—the difficulties faced by armed forces personnel...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Housing: Armed Forces (12 May 2008)

Iain Wright: Under section 167 of the Housing Act 1996 ("the 1996 Act"), local authorities must allocate housing in accordance with their allocation scheme. Such schemes must give reasonable preference to certain categories of person (e.g. those who are homeless, those in overcrowded housing and those who need to move on medical or welfare grounds). The legislation also allows (but does not require) local...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Social Development: Social Housing: Allocation (23 Nov 2015)

Mervyn Storey: I thank the Member for his question. Under the current housing selection scheme, priority is awarded on the basis of objective housing need, as we have said. Points will be awarded where the applicant or a member of the applicant's household is returning to civilian life at the end of their service in the armed forces and no suitable alternative accommodation is available or the applicant...

Veterans Strategy - Motion to Take Note (15 Nov 2018)

Baroness Pidding: My Lords, I start by thanking my noble friend Lord Attlee for bringing forward this debate. The Armed Forces are very close to my heart. Three years ago I made my maiden speech in this Chamber about the Armed Forces covenant. Despite our religion, race or creed, despite the party that we support, we came together on Sunday to honour all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Veterans: Evictions (26 Oct 2022)

Gareth Johnson: ...data on the occupation or previous occupations of defendants at any stage of possession proceedings up to and including eviction, nor whether parties to possession proceedings have served in the armed forces. Official published statistics on possession volumes can be found here - https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/mortgage-and-landl ord-possession-statistics. CORE Social Housing...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Bill (10 Jan 2022)

Leo Docherty: Defence has delivered the Armed Forces Act 2021 to ensure Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their families are better supported when accessing key public services. The Act enshrines the Armed Forces Covenant in law for the first time to help prevent service personnel and veterans being disadvantaged when accessing essential services like healthcare, education and housing.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Housing: Ex-servicemen ( 7 Jul 2011)

Grant Shapps: Following the Armed Forces Housing summit that I chaired in May, I promoted armed forces to the top national priority group for assistance (alongside social tenants) under our new Firstbuy equity loan scheme and for Government-funded shared ownership homes. This means that serving members of the armed forces, as well as those recently retired, will now be at the front of the queue to benefit...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: Veterans (19 Oct 2012)

Mark Prisk: ...Network), which covers London and contains detailed information on London's rough sleepers over the year, highlights that only 4% of rough sleepers from the UK have experience of serving in the armed forces. The Department publishes an annual headline figure on the number of people sleeping rough on a single night across England. This does not provide more detailed information such as...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Homelessness: Rough Sleepers (16 Nov 2010)

Lord Astor of Hever: Information on the proportion of former Armed Forces personnel who became rough sleepers within five years of leaving the Armed Forces is not available. However, a recent CHAIN (Combined Homeless and Information Network) survey (funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government) estimated that 3 per cent of those found rough sleeping in London, from 1 April 2009 to 31 March...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Housing: Housing (13 Mar 2009)

Alex Neil: ...Scottish Government published a paper entitled, Scotland’s Veterans and Forces’ Communities: meeting our commitment and contributed to The Nation’s Commitment: Cross-Government Support to our Armed Forces, their Families and Veterans. These set out a series of measures that the Scottish Government is putting in place to improve the quality of life for armed forces’ personnel and...

Orders of the Day — Defence (Navy) Estimates, 1968–69: Vote 8. Miscellaneous Effective Services (12 Mar 1968)

Mr Simon Digby: I wish to refer briefly to Subhead H concerning the Armed Forces (Housing Loans) Acts to clear up one point. At first sight, this item seems easy to understand—a slight increase to £1·6 million. However, what I find difficult is the statement at the beginning of the Grey Paper on page 1: First, in 1968–69, for the first time since 1949–50 the cost of armed forces housing will be met...


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