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Support for Armed Forces Veterans in Wales

There are nearly a quarter of a million armed forces veterans in Wales. These men and women who have served their country with distinction, sometimes in the gravest of danger, deserve the best help that can be provided when they leave the military and return to civilian life.

The Committee has decided to undertake an inquiry into the Support for Armed Forces Veterans in Wales. The inquiry will examine cross-border co-ordination as it affects veterans and the level of co-ordination between the Ministry of Defence, the Wales Office and the Welsh Government.

The Committee will examine:

• The provision of support services to armed forces veterans and their families in Wales by the MoD, including resettlement provision;
• The provision of medical and mental health services for veterans in Wales, including cross-border implications;
• Co-ordination between the MoD, the Wales Office and the Welsh Government, in the provision of services for veterans; and
• The impact on Welsh veterans of any legally-enshrined military covenant and obligations as it relates to veterans.

In announcing the inquiry, the Chair of the Committee, David T.C. Davies MP stated; “Wales has a long and proud relationship with the armed forces. Welsh military personnel have made an enormous contribution to the defence of the United Kingdom and in ongoing conflicts around the world. It is incumbent upon us to ensure that veterans and their families are given the best possible support when they leave the military and return to civilian life.”


 

The deadline for written evidence submissions has been extended to 18 November 2011.  If you wish to submit evidence after this date, please contact the committee on 020 7219 6189.  Guidance about submitting evidence can be found here (PDF PDF 431 KB).

Read the written evidence submitted so far.

As part of this inquiry, committee members visited St Dunstan's Centre in Llandudno on Monday 6 February 2012.

The committee held its first evidence session at Venue Cymru, Llandudno on Tuesday 7th February 2012. 

Read the ucorrected transcript of the evidence session on 7 February 2012.

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