Government rejects creating veterans' department



The government does not want to create a new department to care for veteran service personnel, a minister has said.
Defence Veterans Minister Mark Lancaster told the Victoria Derbyshire programme government as a whole should be responsible for veteran care.
He said the government would continue working in partnership with charities.
Brenda Hale, whose husband was killed in Afghanistan, says there should "absolutely" be a dedicated department for care of veterans and families.
Mr Lancaster said he believed the government had a duty of care towards service personnel after they left... read more

 
14 November 2016 in Politics, Views: 52
Source: BBC
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