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Veterans Gateway Helpline

EDM number 53 in 2017-19, proposed by Liz Saville Roberts on 26/06/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Armed forces welfare and Veterans.

That this House welcomes the Veterans Gateway helpline launched for ex-armed forces personnel; notes that Wales has been chosen as the base for the 24-hour helpline for veterans returning to civilian life; further notes the report’s findings that child recruits are more vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol abuse, self-harm, suicide, death and injury during an armed forces career when compared to either their demographically matched civilian peers or adult recruits; regrets that there is a 64 per cent increased risk of suicide among men under the age of 20 in the Army as compared with the wider population; further welcomes the initiative to give advice on housing, finance and health; supports the £2 million investment honouring the nation’s armed forces; and encourages this initiative in helping our veterans return to civilian life and getting the support they need.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

Liz Saville Roberts26/06/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruProposed
Martyn Day27/06/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Cunningham27/06/2017Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon27/06/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Lisa Cameron27/06/2017East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Stephens27/06/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Carol Monaghan27/06/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Robinson27/06/2017Belfast EastDUPSigned
Jonathan Edwards27/06/2017Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
David Simpson28/06/2017Upper BannDUPSigned
Wes Streeting28/06/2017Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Grahame Morris28/06/2017EasingtonLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins28/06/2017Luton NorthLabourSigned
Stephen Doughty29/06/2017Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSigned
Chris Law29/06/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Brendan O'Hara29/06/2017Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon29/06/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Alan Brown04/07/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Ben Lake05/07/2017CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned

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