Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Veterans, Reserves and Personnel

Organisations: Ministry of Defence


The minister is responsible for personnel, reserves, veterans and service families including:

  • civilian and service personnel policy
  • reserves and cadets
  • the Armed Forces Covenant
  • veterans and service families
  • armed forces pay and pensions
  • the New Employment Model
  • equality, diversity and inclusion
  • non-operational public inquiries, inquests and compensation
  • non-operational safety and security
  • medical services
  • DIO and the defence estate including land sales

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Mark Lancaster TD

    2015 to 2017

  2. The Rt Hon Anna Soubry

    2013 to 2014

  3. The Rt Hon Mark Francois MP

    2012 to 2013

  4. The Rt Hon Andrew Robathan

    2010 to 2012