Brooks Newmark raises issue of service veterans and homelessness in Parliament

25th June 2013

Speaking in the House of Commons in the run up to Armed Forces Day, Brooks Newmark raises his concerns that a significant number of ex-armed forces personnel still find themselves homeless and asks the Government what is being done to address this?

Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree) (Con): I would like to join the whole House in celebrating our armed forces. An issue that concerns me—a number of my constituents have contacted me about this—is that a significant number of ex-armed forces personnel still find themselves homeless. Does the Minister share my concern, and what are the Government doing to try to deal with the homelessness of armed forces personnel?

Mr Francois: If my hon. Friend will allow me, I shall address that point specifically when I talk about the community covenant. I hope that I will be able to satisfy him when I get there.

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