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WELFARE SERVICES TO CIVILIAN STAFF IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 545: tabled on 19 July 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House recognises the importance of the provision of welfare services to civilians within the Ministry of Defence, particularly those returning from combat areas; believes that these welfare services are best provided by civil servants offering a relevant face-to-face service close to the point of delivery, rather than an external service providing generic welfare advice or a service which is mainly telephone based; is alarmed that Government changes to welfare provision will result in a loss of expertise in welfare officers, and a decline in the quality of service provided; calls on the Government to continue to provide welfare services in the most effective way possible; and urges the Secretary of State for Defence to work with the recognised unions to ensure that these vital services are protected.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.