Monday, 28 October 2019

Championing our veterans

I welcome the news that the Government has created a new Office for Veterans’ Affairs, delivering on a promise made by the Prime Minister during his first week in office. Veterans have offered to make the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our country, so it is only right that the Government carries out its moral duty to provide veterans and their families with the best possible support after they leave service. The Office for Veterans’ Affairs will aim to make the UK the best place in the world to be a veteran by championing our ex-servicemen and women and their outstanding contribution to our economy and society. The Government has also announced £5 million in funding to staff and resource the new Office. 

I am delighted that we now have an Office in government to promote our outstanding ex-servicemen and women and I am confident that the new Office will provide our veterans with the support they need after they leave service.