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Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Social Housing (20 Jan 2014)

Caroline Dinenage: My constituency has a very proud history of serving the armed forces and was an early adopter of the armed forces covenant. Although I warmly welcome the Government’s efforts to encourage local authorities to prioritise local people when allocating social housing, what is the Minister doing to encourage local councils to make sure that forces families are not disadvantaged by this measure?

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Housing: Armed Forces (19 Oct 2007)

Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) when she plans to make it a requirement for local authorities to accept applications from members of HM armed forces for social housing on leaving the services; and if she will make a statement; (2) what steps she is taking to ensure that local authorities do not discriminate against members of HM armed forces applying...

Written Answers — Defence: Veterans: Mortgages (11 Mar 2013)

Mark Francois: ...27 February 2013 It is important that injured personnel are given the support they need to make a successful transition to civilian life including in the area of accommodation. Prior to leaving the armed forces all service leavers who are being discharged on medical grounds are entitled to the full resettlement programme. This includes a three day Career Transition Workshop, use of a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans (24 Jul 2018)

Tobias Ellwood: ...overseen by the Ministry of Defence (MOD), a task force consisting of Ministers from HM Treasury, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), the Department for Education and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) will help support and implement the strategy. The strategy will build on the Armed Forces Covenant to show that our commitment to our Service...

2. Questions to the Minister for Housing and Local Government: Services for Armed Forces Veterans (13 Nov 2019)

Hannah Blythyn: I absolutely agree that we need to make sure that we support our veterans and our armed forces community, and ensure that there is the trained expertise there to support people, particularly in the period of transition upon leaving the services. We do actually have a specific housing pathway for veterans in Wales. We've worked across portfolios to develop the pathway, which not only provides...

Orders of the Day — Armed Forces (Conditions of Service) (16 Jun 1977)

Mr Ernest Perry: I listened with great interest to the hon. Member for High Peak (Mr. Le Marchant). Frankly, I agree with much of what he said, particularly about housing. I thought that he put forward a good suggestion regarding housing and the Armed Forces. The second occasion on which I spoke in this House, which was in February 1965, was on a Bill to provide £40 million for housing for the Armed Forces....

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services: Veterans (21 Mar 2018)

Alun Davies: Absolutely. The housing Minister has obviously heard the question that you've asked and will be potentially able to write to you, giving you more information on this. But, certainly, we are aware of those issues. A person homeless on leaving the armed forces is in priority need under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 and will be entitled to housing if homeless. We also understand that most local...

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [Lords] (30 Oct 2017)

Luke Pollard: We should send a clear message from this House that those from the LGBT community are welcome in the UK armed forces. That sends a strong signal to our allies and opponents about our clear vision for an armed forces that represents all parts of our community. At the heart of the Bill, though, there is a need for greater recognition of the personnel crisis in the UK armed forces. It is right...

Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2021 - Motion to Approve (11 Feb 2021)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: My Lords, I thank the Minister for her introduction. I pay tribute to our Armed Forces personnel for their service to the nation. I had the privilege of working with them, as Armed Forces Minister and later as Secretary of State for Defence, and I never ceased to be impressed by their selfless commitment, abroad and at home. They have shown it once again during the present pandemic. We owe...

Written Answers — Scotland: Armed Forces (26 Oct 2012)

David Mundell: ...), next week, along with the Scottish Government Veterans Minister. While Defence is a reserved matter the devolved Administrations have an important role to play in the provision of healthcare and housing for members of the armed forces. The UK Government is clear that both the UK and Scottish Governments must work together to implement the Armed Forces Covenant and support members of the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit Reform (12 Mar 2013)

Iain Duncan Smith: I am pleased to announce that we intend to lay amending regulations to clarify the size criteria rules for two specific groups of housing benefit recipient, foster carers and armed forces personnel. People who are approved foster carers will be allowed an additional room, whether or not a child has been placed with them or they are between placements, so long as they have fostered a child, or...

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

Grant Shapps: holding answer 28 June 2012 The FirstBuy scheme, introduced by this Government, will help around 10,500 first-time buyers by March 2013. 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. And I am pleased to say that one of the first FirstBuy sales was to a member of our armed forces who...

Armed Forces Bill: Clause 8 - Reserve forces: flexibility of commitments (23 Jun 2021)

...This amendment provides that functions under Part 5 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 are not to be “relevant education functions” for the purposes of section 343AC of the Armed Forces Act 2006. Amendment 11, in clause 8, page 14, line 25, at end insert “, except Article 15”. This amendment provides that functions under Article 15 of the Housing (Northern...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Veterans: Homelessness (26 Apr 2021)

Lord True: ...Collection). In the financial years of 2018/19 and 2019/20, less than 1% of households who were owed a homelessness duty were assessed as having a support need as a result of serving in the Armed Forces (1,820 out of 269,510 and 1,920 out of 289,800 respectively). The Government has taken a number of measures to ensure that veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness, are provided...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Housing (17 Sep 2018)

Earl Howe: All Service leavers are provided with information on sources of housing help in their leaving information packs which are issued before discharge. The Joint Services Housing Advice Office (JSHAO) provides a dedicated focal point within the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for housing ​information and advice for those about to return to civilian life. The JSHAO gives regular nationwide briefings...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Ex-servicemen (14 Nov 2011)

Grant Shapps: Information about local authorities' discharge of their duties under homelessness legislation is collected on quarterly PIE returns. Information is collected on the number of households accepted as being statutory homeless whose main reason for loss of last settled home was having left the armed forces. This will not include households containing people who have previously been in the armed...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (13 Oct 2014)

Anna Soubry: As part of Army 2020, 7,280 soldiers were made redundant in tranches 1 to 3 of the Armed Forces Redundancy Programme, and around 1,000 personnel were selected in the fourth and final tranche, the majority of whom will have left the Army by June 2015. All personnel selected receive at least six months notice, twelve if they did not apply for redundancy. Eligibility for Single Service Living...

Written Answers — Defence: Ex-servicemen: Housing ( 4 Oct 2010)

Andrew Robathan: ...to prepare for their return to civilian life during their careers by purchasing their own homes. Measures include the Long Service Advance of Pay, an interest-free loan of up to £8,500, and the Armed Forces Home Ownership Scheme, a shared equity initiative. Further information on civilian housing is available for all Service personnel, in particular those about to return to civilian life,...

Orders of the Day — Defence ( 8 Jul 1987)

Mr Martin O'Neill: One of the problems in the armed forces is that of morale. In a highly disciplined force the like of which we have in this country, the significance of morale can never be underestimated. It is an integral part of order within the armed forces. In recent years we have seen a 25 per cent. increase in the number of skilled personnel leaving the armed forces. A substantial number of pilots,...

Business of the House (18 Jan 2007)

Nicholas Winterton: While I accept that a debate on defence in the world will be held in a fortnight, does the Leader of the House accept that a debate on housing and accommodation for the armed forces is long overdue? Three or four years ago, I took part in the armed forces parliamentary scheme, when I visited many barracks in the UK and operations overseas. The accommodation that we provide for our armed...


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