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Armed Forces: Families

Volume 490: debated on Monday 23 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent steps the Government have taken to assist service widows and widowers. (263456)

[holding answer 16 March 2009]: The Government are committed to supporting bereaved families and we have been working in conjunction with both the Royal British Legion and the War Widows Association to identify areas in which we can enhance the support we provide.

CRUSE Bereavement has recently received funding to enable them to train volunteers to address the specific needs of bereaved service families.