Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence People and Veterans

Organisations: Ministry of Defence

Responsibilities

The minister is responsible for defence people and veterans

  • civilian and service personnel policy
  • veterans policy including resettlement, transition, charities and Veterans Board
  • Armed Forces People Programme
  • mental Health
  • DIO better defence estate
  • armed forces pay, pensions and compensation
  • Armed Forces Covenant
  • service justice
  • welfare and service families
  • security and safety including vetting (non-operations)
  • inquiries and inquests (operations and non-operations)
  • environment and sustainability
  • equality, diversity and inclusion

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP

    2017 to 2019

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