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Written Ministerial Statements — Defence: Service Personnel Green Paper (16 Jul 2009)

Kevan Jones: I have today published a Green Paper "The Nation's Commitment to the Armed Forces Community: Consistent and Enduring Support". Last summer's publication of the Command Paper, "The Nation's Commitment: Cross-Government Support to our Armed Forces, their Families and Veterans", was well received by the services, by veterans groups and by the public at large. We shall be publishing the first...

Questions to the Mayor of London — Royal British Legion (2): Royal British Legion (2) (19 Jun 2020)

Sadiq Khan: In June 2019 the Mayor signed an updated Armed Forces Covenant which include measures around housing, welfare and collecting data on veterans sleeping rough. The Covenant named London Assembly Member Len Duval as an Armed Forces champion, who chairs regular stakeholder roundtables on behalf of the Mayor. These roundtables are an opportunity to connect stakeholders with relevant GLA teams and...

Questions to the Mayor of London — Supporting Veterans: Supporting Veterans (30 May 2021)

Sadiq Khan: I am committed to using my role as Mayor to tackle the many inequalities faced by Armed Forces veterans. The GLA is a signatory to the Armed Services Covenant. My Forces for London programme delivered by RFEA, The Forces Employment Charity is supporting over 100 Veterans into sustained employment. The programme provides holistic support, including accessing secured housing, ensuring veterans...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Veterans: Homelessness ( 5 Jun 2023)

Johnny Mercer: This Government is working towards ending veteran homelessness this year, with £8.55m in funding for specialist help for former armed forces personnel in more than 900 veteran supported housing units, and a referral pathway. The Reducing Veteran Homelessness programme, which aims to address veterans homelessness and rough sleeping through the provision of specialist services, such as...

Homelessness: Rough Sleepers in London — Question (30 Oct 2012)

Baroness Hanham: My Lords, the statistics are that 4% of those people sleeping rough are from the Armed Forces. My right honourable friend Grant Shapps, when he was Minister for Housing in the previous Parliament, had already made it clear that those from the Armed Forces absolutely received top priority. We are very aware of that problem. However, as I say, the figure is as low as four in one hundred.

Defence Policy (15 Oct 2009)

James Arbuthnot: ...as speedily as possible, but the key thing is that we need to get it right. The future of the world, I believe, is at stake. The other issue that the 22 Light Dragoons raised with me yesterday was housing. I should not spend too much time on that, but they mentioned both the quality and the cost of armed forces housing. I am going to pose a problem to the House. It is only the armed forces...

Orders of the Day — Armed Forces (Housing Loans) Bill (10 Feb 1965)

Captain Walter Elliot: The Bill is to provide housing accommodation … for married persons serving in, or employed in connection with, the armed forces". A vast number of men are employed in connection with the Armed Forces The hon. Lady referred only to Service men. Can she tell us the proportion of houses which will go to Service men and the proportion which will go to those employed in connection with the Services?

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (19 Jul 2022)

John Healey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 May 2022 to Question 5341 on Armed Forces: Housing, what the location is of the high rise building that is (a) partially clad and (b) housing Forces personnel that will be replaced by a new build.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (23 Jan 2024)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 21 December 2022 to Question 110584 on Armed Forces: Housing, how much his Department has spent on housing forces personnel and their dependents in emergency accommodation due to major repair needs at their military accommodation since 1 April 2022.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (21 Mar 2024)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2024 to Question 10349 on Armed Forces: Housing, how much his Department has spent on housing forces personnel and their dependents in emergency accommodation due to major repair needs at their military accommodation since 1 April 2022.

Scottish Parliament: Veterans (Services) (18 Nov 2021)

Karen Adam: ...to have heard his witness of war before he passed. As we remember that past, we must not forget those who need help in the present. In constituencies including Banffshire and Buchan Coast, a large armed forces community has specific housing needs. How will the Scottish Government ensure that the armed forces will continue to be taken into consideration as the housing sector deals with the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Housing (16 Nov 2016)

Mark Lancaster: Ministry of Defence (MOD) housing supports serving members of the Armed Forces and their families. Where housing is no longer needed, MOD policy is to release it in accordance with Treasury Guidelines. Any sale must achieve best value for money for the Department, and this is usually achieved via the open market. Development of any MOD site, once sold, is a matter for the purchaser. The vast...

[Mr David Hanson in the Chair] — backbench business — Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report ( 7 Jan 2016)

Marcus Fysh: I have experience of the matter in respect of school places and housing. I have found that, by and large, armed forces families have more children than normal families—perhaps I should say the general population—because of their age group. It is a real issue. Does my hon. Friend agree with me that supporting our armed forces is so important? I congratulate her on her all-party...

Armed Forces Bill: Clause 7 - Concurrent jurisdiction (13 Dec 2021)

John Redwood: I will be supporting the Government, as they have made welcome progress on creating better conditions and support for our armed forces, but I would like to press the Minister on housing. When we wish to recruit and retain the best people in the future as we have in the past, it is important that we provide something better on housing than we traditionally have. It is a disgrace if armed...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Ex-servicemen: Finance ( 9 Nov 2011)

Grant Shapps: ...is obliged to provide to veteran organisations, although a number of measures have been put in place to support serving and ex-service personnel and their families. We are improving access to housing for service personnel. We have ensured that members of the armed forces are placed at the top of the priority list for Government funded home ownership schemes. For example, FirstBuy homes...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Veterans (16 Jul 2012)

Grant Shapps: ...are a devolved matter. A figure for the number of households accepted as homeless and in priority need in Wales in 2011-12 where a member was vulnerable due to being homeless after leaving the armed forces is, however, available in the Welsh Government's published statistical release for ‘Homelessness, January to March 2012’. This is available at:...

Defence: Service Personnel: Retirement Age and Conditions for Service (11 Sep 2023)

Martin Docherty: I disagree on the numbers. Let us talk about the rhetoric from the right hon. Gentleman—unless his Government are willing to deal with pay and housing conditions for the armed forces properly. As the armed forces personnel leave the forces for better-paid jobs, could it not be time to consider the reason that the police were able to secure an almost 50% higher pay rise than our other...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Nov 2007)

Gordon Brown: At every point in the job that I am in, I will do everything in my power to defend and protect the security of our armed forces. I have to tell the hon. Gentleman that the defence budget is rising every year and will continue to rise, and that when we came into power the defence budget in Britain was the fifth largest in the world. It is now the second largest in the world. As for housing, we...

Written Answers — Defence: Accommodation (Armed Forces Personnel) ( 8 Feb 2006)

Nadine Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many homes are provided by his Department to (a) former and (b) current members of the armed forces and their families; and if he will make a statement; (2) what percentage of the total stock of housing provided by his Department is allocated to (a) former and (b) current members of the armed forces and their families; and if he will make a...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Covenant and Veterans Annual Report 2022. (19 Dec 2022)

Ben Wallace: Today, I am pleased to lay before Parliament the Armed Forces Covenant and Veterans Annual Report 2022. This year has thrown into sharper focus the importance of our Armed Forces as standard bearers for the values we hold dear as a nation. This includes the support the Armed Forces have provided to Ukraine to defend its sovereign territory against Russian aggression, the role the Armed Forces...


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