LGBT Veterans Independent Review

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 18 April 2024.

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Photo of Clive Efford Clive Efford Labour, Eltham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral statement of the Minister for Defence People and Families of 13 December 2023 on LGBT Veterans Independent Review, Official Report, column 898, what his planned timetable is for a full debate on the recommendations of the Etherton report.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

This Government commissioned the LGBT Veterans Independent Review under Lord Etherton in 2022 which covers the period 1967-2000. Its findings were published on 19 July 2023. Since then, the Government has been actioning Lord Etherton’s recommendationsat pace. I made an oral statement on 13 December 2023 when the Government’s full response was published and took questions from 20 colleagues. A debate will be scheduled as soon as possible.

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