Today (31st March), the Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill sat to scrutinise the bill line-by-line.
In this session, we debated and voted on new clauses that had been put forward.
Labour want to see the following changes:
In today's session, I interjected to comment on the proposed new clauses relating to the creation of a Representative Body, akin to the Police Federation.
I also contributed to argue in favour of New Clause 11. This clause would require the Government to report annually on the standard of service accommodation, and produce a Serving Housing Charter to set and enforce a common, minimum standard across all service accommodation. When nearly half of all service personnel are dissatisfied with their accommodation, we know something must change.
The drafting of the Special Report will start soon.
Information and Support
You can find out more about Wednesday's session, and watch it in full here
The Armed Forces Bill is available to read here
The Royal British Legion
Help for Heroes
Veterans Wales (Swansea Bay University Health Board contacts)
Swansea Council's Councillor Champion for the Armed Forces - Cllr.Wendy.Lewis@swansea.gov.uk