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Service Families

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

23. To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to support the families of service personnel. (277555)

The Ministry of Defence takes very seriously its responsibility to ensure that service personnel, their families and veterans are properly looked after. We also accept our clear obligation to support their families and those who have left the armed forces.

The Service Personnel Command Paper sets out the nation’s commitment to our armed forces, their families and veterans. It is designed to end any disadvantage imposed by the unique demands of service life today, and to improve the level of support given to service personnel, their families and veterans.