Ministerial role

Minister of State for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans

Responsibilities

The Minister of State for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans was responsible for the Armed Forces Covenant, legal matters, Defence Infrastructure Organisation (including delivery of the basing strategy), civilian personnel, cadets, veterans and service families.

Priority areas were:

  • the Armed Forces Covenant
  • defence infrastructure and delivery of the basing strategy
  • reform of the service justice/complaints process
  • cadets and veterans
  • armed forces personnel policy and issues

Other responsibilities included:

  • public inquiries, inquests and service inquiries policy and casework
  • service charities
  • climate change, environmental issues and PEX(ER) lead
  • medical services
  • Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
  • MDP, DVA
  • civilian personnel

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Anna Soubry

    • 2014 to 2015

Announcements

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  1. Campaign launched to boost Armed Forces’ voter registration

    • News story
  2. Service Complaints Commissioner takes up post

    • News story
  3. Minister encourages further support under the Community Covenant

    • News story
  4. New support package for Gurkha veterans

    • News story
  5. Ofsted awards RAF Apprenticeship Scheme top marks

    • News story
  6. Uk4u Thanks! Christmas Box campaign launched

    • News story
  7. Preferred candidate for Service Complaints Commissioner announced

    • News story
  8. Minister for Portsmouth accelerates deal to create 3,700 jobs

    • Press release
  9. Communities remember our Armed Forces

    • News story
  10. 2014 Sanctuary Award winners announced

    • News story