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Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day] — Housing Benefit (Under-occupancy Penalty) (27 Feb 2013)

Steve Webb: Let us address the position of armed forces personnel specifically, because there has been an awful lot of misinformation about that. A married member of the armed forces is unaffected, so if someone is living with a spouse and goes away to fight—[Interruption.] Let me work my way through—they will be unaffected. A young serviceman or woman living in barracks will not be affected either,...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Former Armed Services Personnel ( 8 Apr 2019)

Gareth Thomas: In the United States, many former armed services personnel are housed in dedicated veterans communities run as housing co-operatives, giving them control over the cost of the housing provided to them and enabling them to live their lives in the way they want to. Will the Minister undertake to look at the potential for using housing co-operatives to house armed forces personnel here in the UK?

Orders of the Day — Housing Bill: Discount (19 May 1980)

John Stanley: These minor amendments concern the special discount arrangements made by subsections (4)(b) and (5)(c) for secure tenants who were serving in the Armed Forces on or after 21 December 1979, the day after the Bill was published. These arrangements allow for a secure tenant or his spouse to count towards their discount entitlement under clause 7 any time during which he occupied accommodation...

Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Social Housing (21 Jun 2007)

Yvette Cooper: My hon. Friend the Under Secretary of State for Defence and Minister for Veterans and I have recently reviewed the way in which current housing legislation impacts on those leaving the Armed Forces. This follows representations from Service personnel and others that the local connection provisions in housing legislation put Service personnel and those leaving the Armed Forces at a...

Scottish Parliament: Veterans and Armed Forces Community (16 Nov 2017)

Daniel Johnson: .... Twenty, 30 or 40 years ago, most of us would have had a family member who had either seen action in the second world war or, at the very least, had gone through national service in one of our armed services. As the number of people with direct experience of service diminishes, we need to take greater care to change our thoughts and views about what remembrance means. Remembrance must...

Armed Forces: Redundancy — Statement ( 2 Mar 2011)

Lord Astor of Hever: My Lords, the noble Viscount said that we give the appearance of wanting to get this lot out of the way. That is not the case. As the noble Viscount knows, we value all members of the Armed Forces. I understand that several service men and women will come forward for voluntary redundancy. The noble Viscount mentioned people slipping through the net. If he knows of any such cases, I would be...

Armed Forces Personnel (10 Nov 2011)

Kevan Jones: ...during the week or commute to Tyneside or even further afield. We have to recognise that the way people organise their lives is changing. The hon. Gentleman talks about examining how we provide housing and allowances, and we need to do that. The piece of work that I kicked off—I do not know whether it is still going on—looks at the options, including paying allowances or working with,...

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 adjust successfully back into civilian life. In line with 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...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: Ex-servicemen ( 3 Feb 2010)

Ian Austin: The annual headline figure for rough sleeping, based on local authority street counts, does not include information such as whether a rough sleeper is a former member of the armed forces. However, there is specific data for London provided under the Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN) recording system. Rough sleeping among ex-armed forces personnel has dropped and earlier...

7. Welsh Conservatives Debate: Armed Forces ( 7 Nov 2018)

Mark Isherwood: Our motion calls on the Assembly to honour 'the contribution of those who have served and continue to serve in our armed forces.' I led a short debate here in January 2008 supporting the Royal British Legion's Honour the Covenant campaign, concluding that this must be fought until it is won. I subsequently welcomed the publication of the armed forces covenant in May 2011, introducing a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Homelessness ( 1 Feb 2024)

Andrew Murrison: Veterans UK is the public facing name given to the administration and payment by the Ministry of Defence of Armed Forces Pensions and the War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Schemes, and Veterans Welfare Service. The brand is being retired because it does not exist as an executive agency or standalone entity, and the continued use of the brand causes confusion as to the role of the...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Housing: Housing ( 9 Feb 2009)

Stewart Maxwell: Armed forces personnel and veterans already have the same rights as civilians in relation to the eligibility to social housing in Scotland. Social landlords are required by the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 to admit anyone aged 16 or over to their housing list and in allocating their houses take no account of an applicant’s length of residence in the area or whether they are resident in the...

Isil: Armed Forces Covenant (23 Nov 2015)

Mark Lancaster: I, too, am grateful for the support that councils, including Sutton, have demonstrated to our armed forces community. All have signed the community covenant and many are extremely proactive. I recently had a meeting with the chair of the Local Government Association and the Minister for Housing and Planning to discuss what more we can do to encourage local authorities as they look to support...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Departmental Housing (10 May 1994)

Mr Jeremy Hanley: My hon. Friend makes a very good point. We have to balance the interests of the taxpayer with the interests of those who serve in the armed forces. I believe that the housing discount scheme and other schemes that give priority to those in the armed forces achieve that balance.

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (20 Feb 2007)

Derek Twigg: Discussions between the Ministry of Defence and the Department for Communities and Local Government about the housing needs of armed forces personnel have taken place on a regular basis. One outcome of these meetings was the decision to grant key worker status for armed forces personnel.

Written Answers — Scotland: Health Care and Housing: Armed Forces (25 Nov 2009)

Ann McKechin: The principles underlying the provision of healthcare and housing to members of the armed forces returning from operational deployment to Scotland are no different from those for other parts of the UK. I do however have regular discussions with Defence and Scottish Ministers about armed forces personnel in Scotland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (31 Jan 2011)

John Glen: Given the Government's desire to improve armed forces accommodation and obtain greater value for money for the taxpayer, does the Minister accept that useful lessons can be learned from the Canadian Government's example of outsourcing the management of armed forces housing, a policy that produced savings and improvements to accommodation facilities?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (10 Jul 2017)

Tom Pursglove: I know from my constituency casework that access to appropriate housing is often a big challenge for those leaving the armed forces. What steps are being taken to ensure that armed forces veterans are prioritised on waiting lists, and that the appropriate help and support is properly being provided?

Veterans’ Mental Health (12 Mar 2020)

Scott Benton: I am proud that our party has enshrined the armed forces covenant in law, highlighting the importance that we place on our armed forces. What steps is my hon. Friend taking to ensure that local authorities sign up to the covenant so that they can support people with their housing and local services needs?

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (10 Jan 2023)

John Healey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2022 to Question 110586 on Armed Forces: Housing, how many compensation payments have been made to armed forces personnel and their families for issues relating to service family accommodation in each year since 2010.


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