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Railways: Veterans

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 29th November 2016.

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Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Conservative, North Swindon

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to establish a separate railcard for armed forces veterans as part of his policy initiatives arising from the Armed Forces Covenant.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Conservative, North Swindon

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to extend the criteria for the use of the HM Forces railcard to veterans.

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

HM Forces Railcard is governed by a contract between the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) and the Ministry of Defence. The provision of the railcard is a concession and not a condition of service. The terms and conditions are periodically reviewed by the Department and ATOC, and there are currently no plans to extend the current concession or establish a separate railcard for Service veterans.

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