Local Government: Armed Forces

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 27th April 2016.

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Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies Conservative, Eastleigh

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of local authorities have a dedicated Armed Forces Champion.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

407 Local Authorities at district level and above have signed Armed Forces Covenant pledges although signing the Covenant is not a mandatory requirement for these bodies. These are voluntary commitments as is the nomination of a Covenant Champion. Ministry of Defence officials are in contact with Covenant Champions for 287 Local Authorities some of whom will act as representatives for other Local Authorities in their area. Among those Local Authorities who do not have a champion, there are those who do have a dedicated point of contact for Covenant issues.

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