Armed Forces

Defence written question – answered on 7th July 2014.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy to centrally record all instances of verbal or physical abuse made towards members of the Armed Forces.

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

The Ministry of Defence has no plans to record such information, and no representation has been made by the armed forces that such a record is necessary. We have seen no evidence of widespread or increasing prejudice, harassment or criminality aimed at service personnel.

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