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Mental Health of Veterans

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:14 am on 11th March 2020.

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Photo of James Sunderland James Sunderland Conservative, Bracknell 11:14 am, 11th March 2020

Thank you, Mr Stringer, and apologies for that. I was going to apologise for being late and not being here. I was at the Procedure Committee. My humble apologies. I know we are short of time, but I want to clarify with the Minister that there are an estimated 2.3 million veterans in the country at the moment and we have a fantastic framework already across the UK, through the armed forces champions and also through the fantastic civil military partnership boards. The framework is already there, but there is a bit of fine-tuning that we need to get this put into statute and therefore give the veterans the help they need.