Veterans: Northern Ireland

Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons am ar 29 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne Ceidwadwyr, New Forest West

What steps he is taking to improve support for veterans who served in Northern Ireland.

Photo of Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Minister for Veterans' Affairs)

We have expanded the Veterans Welfare Service provision in Northern Ireland and allocated £500,000 to a defence medical welfare service pilot to support veterans’ health and wellbeing in Northern Ireland. On legacy, we are committed to working with the Northern Ireland Office, the Ministry of Defence and the Independent Commission for Reconciliation and Information Recovery to ensure that veterans are fully engaged and supported.

Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne Ceidwadwyr, New Forest West

What support can veterans expect from the Independent Commission for Reconciliation and Information Recovery?

Photo of Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Minister for Veterans' Affairs)

We are doing everything we can to support veterans who are going through that process. It is essential that veterans are engaged as the commission develops its policies and processes. We are working closely with the Ministry of Defence to ensure that legal and welfare provisions are established, to ensure that veterans are supported through that process.