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

Anna Soubry MP

Biography

Anna Soubry was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans in October 2013. She is the Conservative MP for Broxtowe.

Education

She studied law at Birmingham University and went on to train as a barrister.

Political career

Anna was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Health Minister, Simon Burns from November 2010 to September 2012.

Career outside politics

Anna has worked at Grampian TV in Aberdeen as a reporter and presenter on North Tonight and at Central TV as a reporter on Central News East. During her time at Central, Anna was the shop steward of the National Union of Journalists. She worked as a criminal barrister in Nottingham and practised until becoming an MP.

Personal life

Anna has 2 daughters.

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

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 roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health

    • 2012 to 2013

Policies

under the responsibility of Anna Soubry MP as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans

  1. Fulfilling the commitments of the armed forces covenant

    • 4 February 2014

Announcements

by Anna Soubry MP

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  1. Healthcare reservists in the armed forces

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

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

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

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

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

    • 15 January 2014
    • News story
  7. Car prices driven down for armed forces

    • 13 January 2014
    • News story
  8. Second female Air-Vice Marshal

    • 30 December 2013
    • News story
  9. Armed Forces Covenant projects benefit from funding

    • 16 December 2013
    • News story
  10. Soldier receives UK's first mind-controlled robot arm

    • 11 December 2013
    • News story

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