Veterans APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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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.

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Recent Documents related to Veterans

1. Veterans World
23/05/2019 - Veterans UK
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2. Veterans World
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3. Veterans World
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4. Veterans World
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Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Veterans

1. Nuclear Test Veterans: Service Medal
20/04/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: were the servicemen who are now our nuclear test veterans. What they did for their country in the 1950s - Speech Link
2: it is right and proper that these veterans, like most of our veterans, have appropriate recognition for - Speech Link
3: blocks of man, but that is something that the veterans now—the servicemen then—could not possibly have - Speech Link

2. 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

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. 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. 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

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Veterans
1. Veterans
asked by: Kirsten Oswald
28/10/2020
... when (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department last met with representatives of each of the devolved Administrations to discuss the implementation of the 10 year Veterans Strategy.

2. Veterans
asked by: Baroness Greengross
23/09/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support older veterans who are facing social isolation and loneliness; and how they plan to ensure that such veterans are treated equitably with those of working age.

3. Veterans
asked by: George Howarth
25/03/2021
... (b) access housing opportunities for those who are homeless and (c) link those about to leave the armed services with training opportunities.

4. Veterans
asked by: Kevan Jones
19/05/2021
... what steps he is taking to improve awareness of support for veterans.

5. Veterans
asked by: Jonathan Gullis
28/04/2020
... (b) Kidsgrove and (c) England.

Latest Questions
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20 Current APPG Officers
Lord Selkirk of Douglas Portrait
Lord Selkirk of Douglas
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
1 APPG Membership
War Heritage
Lord Mendelsohn Portrait
Lord Mendelsohn
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
Lord Snape Portrait
Lord Snape
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
Baroness Smith of Newnham Portrait
Baroness Smith of Newnham
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 25th August 2021
Damien Moore Portrait
Damien Moore
Vice Chair
Conservative - Southport
Joined: 7th August 2020
4 APPG Memberships
Belgium , Libya , Luxembourg , Tunisia
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
James Wild Portrait
James Wild
Vice Chair
Conservative - North West Norfolk
Joined: 25th August 2021
Stephanie Peacock Portrait
Stephanie Peacock
Vice Chair
Labour - Barnsley East
Joined: 25th August 2021
Stephen Morgan Portrait
Stephen Morgan
Vice Chair
Labour - Portsmouth South
Joined: 25th August 2021
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
Gareth Davies Portrait
Gareth Davies
Vice Chair
Conservative - Grantham and Stamford
Joined: 7th August 2020
Departed: 14th July 2021
None Portrait
Lord Maginnis of Drumglass
Vice Chair
Joined: 16th December 2020
Departed: 14th July 2021
Sarah Atherton Portrait
Sarah Atherton
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wrexham
Joined: 7th August 2020
Departed: 14th July 2021
1 APPG Membership
Armed Forces Covenant
Stuart Anderson Portrait
Stuart Anderson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wolverhampton South West
Joined: 7th August 2020
Departed: 14th July 2021
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
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
6 APPG Memberships
Belarus , Belize , Devolution , Kyrgyzstan , Parkrun , Vietnam
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