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VETERANS GATEWAY HELPLINE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 53: tabled on 26 June 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the Veterans Gateway helpline launched for ex-armed forces personnel; notes that Wales has been chosen as the base for the 24-hour helpline for veterans returning to civilian life; further notes the report’s findings that child recruits are more vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol abuse, self-harm, suicide, death and injury during an armed forces career when compared with either their demographically matched civilian peers or adult recruits; regrets that there is a 64 per cent increased risk of suicide among men under the age of 20 in the Army as compared with the wider population; further welcomes the initiative to give advice on housing, finance and health; supports the £2 million investment honouring the nation’s armed forces; and encourages this initiative in helping our veterans return to civilian life and getting the support they need.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.