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Armed Forces: Service Provision

Volume 477: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

17. To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress is being made on improving co-ordination with the devolved Administrations on the provision of services for armed forces personnel and their families. (210806)

We are already working closely at ministerial and official level to deliver individual initiatives. We will be publishing a major Command Paper on a cross-Government strategy for improving support to regular and serving members of the UK armed forces, their families, veterans and widow(er)s when it is ready. Many areas of this support are devolved responsibilities which can only be implemented by the devolved Administrations.

I am committed to ensuring the entire UK delivers the best possible level of support to our armed forces.