Defence Committee seeks views of Veterans ahead of evidence hearing with MoD Minister & Office for Veteran Affairs

The Defence Committee wants to hear from veterans and the families of veterans as ahead of the Committee’s evidence session on the Work of the Office for Veterans Affairs.

The Committee has today launched an online survey to seek the views of veterans and their families to inform the Committee’s questions ahead of an evidence hearing on Wednesday 15 June with Leo Docherty, Veterans Minister, and Jessie Owen, Director, Office for Veterans Affairs.

Chair’s comments

Chair of the Defence Committee, Tobias Ellwood MP, said:

“The welfare of our Armed Forces is at the top of the Defence Committee’s agenda, and we will continue to explore the range of issues facing our service personnel and our veterans. At our evidence sessions with the Veterans Minister and the Office for Veteran Affairs we have the opportunity to raise questions directly relating to issues of most concern to our veterans. We’re keen to hear from veterans and their families and hope they will take the opportunity to complete our online survey ahead of the evidence session in June.

We want to help veterans’ voices be heard on issues that concern them, whether it’s mental or physical health, transition to civilian life and support in finding a job, or the complaints system. This is a chance to tell Parliament what you think.”

Evidence session: Work of the Office for Veterans Affairs, Wednesday 15 June, 2pm  

This session will be available to watch on Parliament TV

  • Leo Docherty, Minister for Defence People and Veterans Minister, Ministry of Defence
  • Jessie Owen, Director, Office for Veterans Affairs

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