Armed Forces Covenant

Defence written question – answered on 5th March 2014.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the companies with which his Department holds contracts have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

As at 27 February 2014,112 organisations have signed a Corporate Covenant; of these, 31 have contracts with the Ministry of Defence.

We make every effort to encourage organisations to sign a Corporate Covenant pledge, and the scheme continues to receive a great deal of interest. It provides an excellent opportunity for businesses and other organisations to declare their support for members of the armed forces community who work for and use their services. This is a voluntary scheme which allows each organisation to reach their own decisions about the level of support they provide.

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