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Questions to the Mayor of London — Engagement with the Armed Forces: Engagement with the Armed Forces (28 May 2021)

Sadiq Khan: On the 24th June 2019 the Mayor signed the renewed Armed Forces Covenant which commits the GLA to supporting the armed forces community and includes measures around housing and employment support. The Mayor’s Forces for London Programme delivered, by RFEA (The Forces Employment Charity), is supporting over 100 Veterans into sustained employment. The programme provides holistic support to...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Housing Benefit (26 Mar 2013)

Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2013, Official Report, column 74W, on armed forces: housing benefit, what the outcome was of the meeting between the Minister of Personnel, Veterans and Welfare and Lord Freud regarding housing benefit and the armed forces held in January 2013.

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

Eddie Hughes: The Government is committed to ensuring veterans are provided with all the support they need to successfully adjust back into civilian life. Delivering on the Armed Forces Covenant, in 2012 we introduced regulations which ensure that serving personnel and those within 5 years of having left the forces cannot be disqualified from social housing because of a local connection or residency...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armed Forces Covenant (15 Jan 2018)

Nia Griffith: Housing for our armed forces families is indeed an important part of the covenant. I recognise that CarillionAmey is a separate entity from the parent company, Carillion, but, given the concerns about its capacity and performance and today’s worrying news, what contingency plans does the Minister have in the event of unforeseen knock-on effects on armed forces housing?

Written Answers — Defence: Shelter Project ( 6 Feb 2003)

Dr Lewis Moonie: Shelter was selected as the specialist housing adviser to the Armed Forces Project (AFP) established at the Military Corrective Training Centre (MCTC), Colchester in April 2001. The project was aimed at identifying the small minority of service leavers who are vulnerable to social exclusion and helping them to avoid homelessness. It was originally funded as a pilot scheme by the Homelessness...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces Covenant (24 Nov 2011)

Andrew Robathan: The previous Secretary of State for Defence, my right hon. Friend the Member for North Somerset (Dr Fox), announced the publication of the new tri-service armed forces covenant on 16 May 2011, Official Report , columns 25-27, setting out the key relationships between the armed forces, the Government and the nation. The covenant set out the principles of removing disadvantage in the access...

Bombardier: Armed Forces Covenant (22 Nov 2018)

Tobias Ellwood: I am sorry, I will not give way. If I have time, I will give way shortly. I am pleased to present the report on the armed forces covenant. The covenant is making a real difference, but we need to do more in scrutinising our support for the armed forces community. First, whether in helping a child into school, getting personnel on to the housing ladder or, indeed, getting better data when it...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Housing: Armed Forces ( 6 Jan 2010)

Ian Austin: The Government recognise the immense contribution of the armed forces and are committed to ensuring that current and ex-service personnel have access to the accommodation they and their families need. Local authorities have powers to provide social housing (either within their own stock or by nomination to housing associations in their district) for any armed forces personnel (or people who...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Housing: Ex-servicemen (19 Oct 2010)

Andrew Stunell: ...form giving the number of households accepted as owed a main homelessness duty with reason for loss of last settled home being 'Household left HM forces'. These households will be offered social housing or placed in temporary accommodation until such housing is available or other arrangements are made. These figures do not provide a full or accurate picture of the number of armed forces...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Covenant ( 7 Jan 2020)

Johnny Mercer: The Government, local authorities, the wider public sector, charities, commercial organisations and civil society all have a role in supporting the Armed Forces community. While this includes support to veterans in the areas of employment, healthcare, housing, education, and financial advice, it is also about recognising how Government can make a positive difference for those in the front...

8. Voting Time (22 Nov 2017)

Motion NDM6571 as amended: To propose that the National Assembly for Wales: 1. Welcomes the Cross Party Group on the Armed Forces and Cadets's inquiry into the impact of the armed forces covenant in Wales and notes its recommendations. 2. Calls on the Welsh Government to consider the recommendations put forward by the inquiry to ensure all available support is provided for military personnel,...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Supported Housing: Veterans ( 3 Feb 2022)

Eddie Hughes: The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ £11.5 billion Affordable Homes Programme (2021-26) (England) includes delivery for new supported housing within the programme. The delivery by Homes England and the Greater London Authority is based on bids from providers who are encouraged to discuss proposals with local areas. My previous answer to Question UIN 105327 on 31...

Defence: Topical Questions ( 5 Jul 2021)

Catherine McKinnell: In Newcastle, the armed forces community covenant commits the council to tackling disadvantage in access to employment, education, housing and healthcare. Does the Minister share my concern that by not covering all those important areas in the Armed Forces Bill and therefore setting a legal standard in the armed forces covenant that is below existing voluntary commitments such as those in...

Armed Forces Bill (10 Jan 2011)

Chris Bryant: The Secretary of State will know that I entirely agree with him about the moral imperative behind the covenant. Some 9% of the armed forces personnel come from Wales, yet only 2% of the armed forces personnel are based in Wales, and that is one of the things that makes it more difficult to have continuity of care for those people once they have left the armed forces. Will the Secretary of...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Homelessness: Homelessness (17 Aug 2001)

Jackie Baillie: The Homelessness Task Force, which I chair, is considering, amongst other things, the need for improved housing provision, advice and support for the resettlement of people leaving institutions, including the armed forces. The task force has been collecting evidence on ways to improve assistance to vulnerable service personnel prior to discharge, at the point of discharge, and after...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Covenant: Veterans ( 7 Dec 2020)

Johnny Mercer: ...been working with a range of partners, including those in local Government, to make this vision a reality: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategy-for-our- veterans Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant has seen tangible progress in 2020, including through the launch of the Veterans Gateway app in May, which provides local information on services available to support...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (18 Mar 2010)

Kevan Jones: holding answer 11 March 2010 The Armed Forces Ownership Scheme Pilot was launched on 26 January 2010. It will run until spring 2013. Ahead of that, the Department's Strategic Defence Review will look at the issue of terms and conditions of service. This initiative forms part of the overall commitment to facilitate access to affordable homes for our armed forces, set out in 'The Nation's...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Armed Forces: Post-service Welfare (27 Feb 2013)

Baroness Hanham: This Government are determined to ensure that those who serve, or have served, in our Armed Forces get the housing that they deserve. We have given service personnel priority for Government's affordable home ownership schemes including FirstBuy. We have also changed the law to require councils to give additional preference to former members of the Armed Forces who have urgent housing needs....

Armed Forces Bill ( 8 Feb 2021)

Matt Western: I am rightly proud of the UK’s armed forces, which are respected around the world for their professionalism and their expertise. Although my own experience is limited to being a member of the armed forces parliamentary scheme, I am proud to say that my nephew is a serving soldier. That professionalism has been seen once again in this past year, from battling floods across the UK and...

3. Statement by the Minister for Housing and Local Government: Homelessness and Rough-sleeping ( 5 Feb 2019)

Julie James: ...to previous Assembly Members. I didn't, however, address the issue about veterans, which I think is something that she's right to raise. Under the priority need legislation, the priority need for armed services personnel only applies at the point of discharge from the regular armed forces, and it doesn't apply to reservists, spouses or other members of the extended family. We have,...


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