Ministerial role

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

Responsibilities

Responsible for the Armed Forces Covenant, armed forces recruitment change agenda, legal matters, civilian personnel, cadets, veterans and service families.

Priority areas:

  • The Armed Forces Covenant
  • successful delivery of the armed forces recruitment change agenda
  • reform of the service justice/complaints process

Other responsibilities include:

  • 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, Hydrographic Office, vetting and statistics

Previous holders of this role

  1. Anna Soubry

    • 2013 to 2014
  2. Mark Francois

    • 2012 to 2013
  3. The Rt Hon Andrew Robathan

    • 2010 to 2012

Announcements

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  1. Rewarding military and civilian medical excellence

    • 16 June 2014
    • News story
  2. 9 in 10 reservists wear their uniforms with pride

    • 12 June 2014
    • News story
  3. Covenant boost for armed forces community

    • 4 June 2014
    • News story
  4. Liverpool Football Club supports UK forces

    • 6 May 2014
    • News story
  5. Healthcare reservists in the armed forces

    • 26 March 2014
    • News story
  6. MOD Welfare Conference

    • 19 March 2014
    • Speech
  7. New chairman for Recovery Career Services

    • 26 February 2014
    • News story
  8. Flying the flag for equality

    • 21 February 2014
    • News story
  9. Former forces to get help with housing

    • 4 February 2014
    • News story
  10. MOD wins award for creating gay-friendly workplace

    • 15 January 2014
    • News story