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Veterans: Northern Ireland

Question for Northern Ireland Office

UIN 127409, tabled on 22 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make the wellbeing of veterans in Northern Ireland living with PTSD a priority of his during discussions on historical prosecution of veterans for actions during the Troubles.

Answered on

1 March 2022

The Government takes the wellbeing of our veterans very seriously. That is why we are delivering on our commitments made in New Decade, New Approach and in particular, ensuring that our veterans are treated similarly to their counterparts across the rest of the UK.

This Government has delivered for veterans in Northern Ireland through the establishment of the NI Veterans Commissioner and further funding to the Veterans' Support Office. These bodies advocate for and assist veterans as they navigate services such as health and social care.

The Government will also deliver on its commitment to NI veterans as part of a wider package to address legacy issues in Northern Ireland that focuses on reconciliation. The well-being of veterans who served in Northern Ireland is of course a key aspect of these discussions, which are ongoing.