Veterans APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To provide a platform within Parliament to promote veterans; to secure support and understanding for the needs of veterans; to scrutinise and hold government, institutions, public sector, business and the third sector, to account to ensure that the UK is the best place in the world to be a veteran.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Veterans

1. Office for Veterans’ Affairs
09/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: the Office for Veterans’ Affairs, the Government have brought the Strategy for our Veterans to life. We - Speech Link
2: will mark the first anniversary of the Office for Veterans’ Affairs. I commend all those involved, especially - Speech Link
3: However, we want to do more, and the forthcoming veterans mental health high intensity service will see - Speech Link
4: returning to the Veterans UK helpline, which is offering only limited information to veterans over the phone - Speech Link

2. Veteran Suicide
03/04/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: tale is indicative of many other instances of veterans being passed around by Departments without any - Speech Link
2: about 58 veterans taking their own life. Does he agree that the mental health of our brave veterans should - Speech Link
3: Friend agree that as well as supporting our brave veterans, we need to do everything we can to support their - Speech Link
4: their hour of need.We need an approach to veterans’ care that reflects a number of facts. Exceptional - Speech Link
5: Help for Heroes, which found that nearly 30% of veterans are put off from visiting mental health services - Speech Link

3. Defence
13/07/2020 - Ministerial Corrections

1: The Minister said that the veterans’ gateway app would put veterans’ care in the palm of every veteran - Speech Link
2: user-friendly. That is an ambition of mine: to put veterans’ care in the palm of every single veteran in this - Speech Link
3: user-friendly. That is an ambition of mine: to put veterans’ care in the palm of every single veteran in this - Speech Link
4: correction from the Minister for Defence People and Veterans, the hon. Member for Plymouth, Moor View (Johnny - Speech Link
5: The Minister said that the veterans’ gateway app will put veterans’ care in the palm of every veteran - Speech Link
6: It is a completely fair point that many of our veterans are of an age group who will not be digitally - Speech Link

4. Veterans’ Mental Health
12/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Office for Veterans’ Affairs is funding the next stage of a long-term study of nearly 30,000 veterans who deployed - Speech Link

5. Mental Health of Veterans
11/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: this House has considered the mental health of veterans.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link
2: need a strategic approach to ensure that once veterans leave service, they are signposted in the right - Speech Link
3: because most of us will never understand what our veterans have been through. That is why some of the best - Speech Link
4: difficult. That makes it particularly hard for veterans like Mark to reach out and share what they have - Speech Link

6. Oral Answers to Questions
06/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Community, a charity in Broxtowe that supports veterans re-entering civilian life. We agreed that one - Speech Link
2: the life chances of veterans in this country is having a job. We have more veterans going into employment - Speech Link
3: and a half weeks, the telephone service of the Veterans UK helpline was closed. The Minister will no doubt - Speech Link

7. Veterans Strategy
15/11/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: move,That this House has considered the Veterans Strategy.Before embarking on this important - Speech Link
2: margins of those events, we brought together all the Veterans Ministers of the “Five Eyes” community to share - Speech Link
3: those, whether they are in the armed forces or are veterans, who need to be given support to move forward - Speech Link
4: Heroes and Walking with the Wounded, is targeted at veterans whom we struggle to support over the Christmas - Speech Link
5: to illustrate the changing requirements of our veterans. The profile will change. Over the next 10 years - Speech Link

8. Oral Answers to Questions
02/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: employment and healthcare, as well as digitising the Veterans UK services. Defence Transition Services is delivering - Speech Link
2: specialist recruitment business run by veterans for veterans. Will the Minister join me in congratulating - Speech Link
3: the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill have been warmly welcomed in constituencies - Speech Link
4: very knotty and difficult issue. Northern Ireland veterans can be confident that we will not forget them—we - Speech Link

9. Armed Forces Bill
08/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Captain Tom was one of a disproportionate number of veterans who have stood up and served again during this - Speech Link
2: vexatious nature of repeat investigations of our veterans who served in Northern Ireland; this Northern - Speech Link
3: bring forward the legislation for Northern Ireland veterans, it focuses not only on the question of prosecutions - Speech Link
4: Woodford Green (Sir Iain Duncan Smith) chairs the veterans support group in this place; he has been followed - Speech Link
5: strategic shift towards looking after our people. Veterans have found work, reservists have got the time - Speech Link

10. British Overseas Troops: Civil Liability Claims
16/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill to lance the boil of lawfare and to protect - Speech Link
2: Ministers to set the record straight and reassure veterans who have won claims against the MOD after knowing - Speech Link
3: made and the lives of our service personnel and veterans have been at the bottom of the priority list. - Speech Link
4: proud to be part of a Government who are taking veterans in Dudley and across the country seriously, listening - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Veterans
1. Veterans
asked by: Jonathan Gullis
28/04/2020
... (b) Kidsgrove and (c) England.

2. Veterans
asked by: Stephanie Peacock
02/03/2020
... if the Government’s Strategy for Our Veterans will classify the very seriously injured as a priority group.

3. Veterans
asked by: Douglas Chapman
09/01/2020
... if he will commission an independent review and audit of the medical discharge process within the armed forces.

4. Veterans
asked by: Douglas Chapman
09/01/2020
... for what reasons veterans may be medically discharged from the armed forces before receiving a diagnosis for their condition.

5. Veterans
asked by: Douglas Chapman
09/01/2020
... what steps his Department is taking to support veterans who are medically discharged from the armed forces.

Latest Questions
17 Current APPG Officers
James Sunderland Portrait
James Sunderland
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Bracknell
Joined: 7th August 2020
Lord Selkirk of Douglas Portrait
Lord Selkirk of Douglas
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Vaccinations for All , War Heritage
Gareth Davies Portrait
Gareth Davies
Vice Chair
Conservative - Grantham and Stamford
Joined: 7th August 2020
1 APPG Membership
Financial Markets and Services
Sarah Atherton Portrait
Sarah Atherton
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wrexham
Joined: 7th August 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Damien Moore Portrait
Damien Moore
Vice Chair
Conservative - Southport
Joined: 7th August 2020
Derek Twigg Portrait
Derek Twigg
Vice Chair
Labour - Halton
Joined: 7th August 2020
Wendy Chamberlain Portrait
Wendy Chamberlain
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - North East Fife
Joined: 7th August 2020
Stuart Anderson Portrait
Stuart Anderson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wolverhampton South West
Joined: 7th August 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Black Country , British Sikhs
Lord Mendelsohn Portrait
Lord Mendelsohn
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
1 APPG Membership
Vulnerable Groups to Pandemics
Lord Snape Portrait
Lord Snape
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

James Sunderland MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 5032.

Email: james.sunderland.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Kingsley Donaldson, Causeway Institute, c/o 2 Market Place, Lisburn, Co Antrim BT28 1AN. Tel: 07850 162 671

Email: Kingsley.donaldson@cipcr.org

No benefits in kind are on record for the Veterans APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Veterans APPG

Former APPG Officers
Gordon Marsden Portrait
Gordon Marsden
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Blackpool South
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Jeffrey M Donaldson Portrait
Jeffrey M Donaldson
Vice-Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - Lagan Valley
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Johnny Mercer Portrait
Johnny Mercer
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Plymouth, Moor View
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Paul Sweeney Portrait
Paul Sweeney
Vice-Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Glasgow North East
Joined: 10th October 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Wayne David Portrait
Wayne David
Treasurer
Labour - Caerphilly
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
Robert Flello Portrait
Robert Flello
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Stoke-on-Trent South
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships