· Chair of Westminster APPG on the Military Covenant visits Northern Ireland
· Northern Ireland lagging behind the rest of the UK
· We must ensure fairness for Veterans in Northern Ireland
Ulster Unionist MP Danny Kinahan, has called for the full implementation of the Military Covenant in Northern Ireland. Mr Kinahan today is hosting the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Military Covenant, Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP.
The South Antrim MP said:
“I am delighted to invite Anne-Marie Trevelyan to Northern Ireland, so she can see first-hand how Service personnel are cared for here, and most importantly what can be improved, to ensure we are doing all we can for our Armed Forces, our Veterans and their families
“During her visit Anne-Marie will take part in several important meetings, including with a number of Northern Ireland Veterans and the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association. She is also to meet the Victims Commissioner and with my Ulster Unionist colleagues, many of whom have a Service background.
“The 2015 Armed Forces Covenant report made clear that Northern Ireland is lagging behind the rest of the United Kingdom in terms of healthcare, education and advocacy for those who serve, have served and their families.
“It is essential that the Military Covenant is implemented in full in Northern Ireland.
“I trust that Anne-Marie’s visit will add weight to our campaign at Westminster to ensure fairness for our Veterans, which my colleagues and I will continue to fight for."