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Veterans’ World

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) cost and (b) circulation was of the publication Veterans World in the latest period for which figures are available. (317640)

Approximately 18,000 hard copies of the January 2010 edition of Veterans World were distributed at a cost of approximately £10,000. The publication is produced three times a year and is sent to ex-service organisations, mental health care workers, resettlement offices, homeless shelters, disability employment advisers, citizens advice bureau and the HM Prison Service. Audio copies of the publication are available and it can also be accessed via the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency website.

The aim of the publication is to raise awareness of the help, advice and support available to ex-service personnel and their families. For example, in the latest issue—No 15 it included articles on the launch of the Armed Forces Community Pathway, St. Dunstan’s plans for a new centre in Wales, changes to the Veterans Welfare Service and initiatives for helping Veterans in Prison.