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Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Social Housing (18 Jun 2007)

Nick Harvey: I welcome the engagement of Defence Ministers with Housing Ministers to address the issues. Will the Minister stress to Housing Ministers the need to look at some of the anomalies in legislation, in particular the Housing Act 1996, whereby an armed forces family with children who are happily settled in a school and a spouse who is working in the community are not deemed to have a local...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (22 Nov 2011)

Andrew Robathan: The Ministry of Defence continues to support the Armed Forces Home Ownership Scheme pilot. We also encourage service personnel to explore the three main products available from the Government to help purchase a property. These are First Buy, New Build Home Buy and Home Buy Direct. Service personnel now have the highest priority for access to First Buy schemes. We are working with mortgage...

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

Eddie Hughes: In framing their allocation scheme, local housing authorities must ensure that reasonable preference is given to people who need to move on medical or welfare grounds, including people with complex needs such as learning disabilities, as well as those with a physical disability. In line with the Armed Forces Covenant, we changed the law in 2012 so that certain members of the armed forces...

2. 2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children: <p>Questions Without Notice from Party Spokespeople</p> (14 Dec 2016)

Carl Sargeant: We introduced last week a new housing pathway for veterans, which was created and designed with veterans in that process. I launched that in Lesley Griffiths’s constituency in Wrexham, and it’s a very popular one. I was with armed forces personnel only last week, with the general in Wales, and he was very complimentary about the efforts we’re making here to support the armed forces,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Housing ( 9 Oct 2020)

Johnny Mercer: The Ministry of Defence (MOD) works closely with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to ensure that veterans have access to housing when they leave their Service. However, the MOD does not have primary responsibility for housing veterans. MOD recognises that many Service personnel seek stability for their families and a key part of this is helping personnel buy their...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing (26 Mar 2013)

Steve Webb: The Department does not hold data on disabled children who cannot share bedrooms. However, claimants with disabled children are already entitled to claim housing benefit for an extra bedroom where the local authority is satisfied that it is necessary. This is included in existing housing benefit expenditure. The Department is also unable to make an estimate from survey data of non-dependants...

Armed Forces Bill (Programme) (No. 2): Clause 2 — Armed forces covenant report (14 Jun 2011)

Roger Gale: ...) education; (b) accommodation; (c) healthcare; (d) mental healthcare; (e) pensions and benefits; (f) employment and training; (g) support for reservists and their employers; (h) the running of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme; (i) progress on Armed Forces rehabilitation services; and (j) such other fields as the External Reference Group may determine.’. Amendment 3, page 2, leave...

Scottish Parliament: Veterans Strategy (Update) (12 Jun 2019)

Graeme Dey: Housing, and homelessness to a lesser extent, are very important issues in the context of veterans’ support. We are doing some quite good work around identifying specific housing allocations in various parts of the country. In a broader sense, since 2012, more than £4.5 million of funding from the Scottish Government’s affordable housing supply programme has been awarded to organisations...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces Covenant ( 7 Apr 2014)

Anna Soubry: There is a statutory obligation on the Secretary of State for Defence to report annually on progress in implementing the Armed Forces Covenant. The second annual report was published in December 2013 and contains comprehensive updates on the four major areas specified in the Armed Forces Act 2011, namely health care, education, housing, and the operation of inquests. I look forward to...

Public Bill Committee: Housing and Regeneration Bill: Clause 270 (22 Jan 2008)

Grant Shapps: ...come into their surgery who has returned from one of the world’s conflict areas having fought bravely for this country and that person is surprised to find themselves at the bottom of the housing ladder. In many cases, they are worse off than somebody who has been permanently within the area. Two different problems occur. First, when somebody is in the armed forces they are probably not...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Temporary Accommodation ( 4 Feb 2015)

Anna Soubry: ...for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Tackling homelessness and rough sleeping is a key priority for this Government. The MOD works closely with DCLG to honour the commitments made by the Armed Forces Covenant to ensure fair treatment of Service families in need of social housing and ensure they are given proper priority on housing waiting lists. In 2014, LIBOR funding was used to...

10. 8. Voting Time ( 9 Nov 2016)

...to the Royal British Legion’s 2014 Household Survey, there are 385,000 members of the current, and former, service community in Wales. 2. Recognises that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect. 3. Believes that Wales should be at the forefront of implementing the Armed Forces Covenant, which is intended to...

Written Answers — Defence: Ex-servicemen: Training (31 Oct 2011)

Andrew Robathan: ...fees; career transition workshops; employment and future career advice; assistance with CV writing and job preparation; vocational training; and a job-search/recruitment facility. Specialist housing advice is provided by the Joint Service Housing Advice Office. This has been established to provide service personnel and their families with information and advice on the wide range of...

Opposition Day — [3rd Allotted Day]: Defence Reform (26 Jun 2012)

Christopher Pincher: ...private soldier to receive the Victoria Cross, so the debate has extra significance and resonance for my constituents. I was pleased and privileged to serve on the Committee that considered the Armed Forces Bill, which became the Armed Forces Act 2011 and which enshrined the armed forces covenant in law. Although it is fair to say that the Opposition were broadly supportive of the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Covenant: Local Government ( 6 Feb 2023)

Andrew Murrison: The Armed Forces Act 2021 placed a duty on specific local public bodies in the areas of health, housing, and education to have due regard to the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant. The Government will report on the overall effectiveness of the Duty within five years of it coming into force, in accordance with good practice, to allow time for impacts to emerge. We will be working with...

Opposition Day — [10th Allotted Day]: Military Covenant (21 Nov 2012)

Tom Blenkinsop: ...put in place by this Government, with cross-party support. It is a collective demonstration of the desire of representatives here and the people we represent to do far more for our deserving armed forces personnel. From a personal perspective, I know why a military covenant is needed: my grandfather fought for four years in the trenches of Flanders; my now 87-year-old father fought in the...

Scottish Parliament: Dignity, Fairness and Respect in Disability Benefits ( 9 Jun 2016)

Maurice Corry: ...of the needs of the veteran client group. Myths and misconceptions abound with regard to what a veteran is, following on from similar myths about what it is to be a member of Her Majesty’s armed forces. Communicating with welfare benefits staff can be difficult and frustrating for the veteran. There is evidence that, despite having the veteran’s consent, the staff will not discuss a...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing: Ex-servicemen ( 5 Sep 2011)

Grant Shapps: The Government are committed to ensuring that existing and former members of the armed forces are not disadvantaged in their access to social housing. Current social housing allocations guidance already advises local authorities to give 'additional preference' (high priority) to service personnel who have been seriously injured or disabled in action. An option we are considering is to change...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Covenant (26 Oct 2023)

Baroness Goldie: The Armed Forces Covenant continues to be a key Government priority and provides support to the Armed Forces community across the UK, ensuring that they are treated fairly. This commitment was strengthened in November 2022 with the introduction of a new statutory Covenant Duty. This places a duty of due regard on specific public bodies to ensure they consider the Covenant principles when...

Scottish Parliament: Veterans (Housing) (26 Nov 2014)

Keith Brown: There is a wide range of help and support available to help veterans to access housing. The Scottish Government has provided funding and support to a variety of new projects and housing developments for veterans, such as the veterans’ housing facility at Cranhill in Glasgow, which was opened last month. We have produced a tailored housing guide for veterans and have supported organisations...


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