Debates between Baroness D'Souza and Baroness Stedman-Scott during the 2019 Parliament

Armed Forces: Transition to Civilian Life

Debate between Baroness D'Souza and Baroness Stedman-Scott
Tuesday 15th June 2021

(2 years, 11 months ago)

Lords Chamber
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Baroness Stedman-Scott Portrait Baroness Stedman-Scott (Con)
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I am pleased to be able to respond to the noble Lord to say that the Armed Forces covenant legislation is specifically designed to cover equality of service. It covers health, education and housing, and the MoD has worked with closely with the devolved authorities in implementing that.

Baroness D'Souza Portrait Baroness D’Souza (CB)
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My Lords, the Government have a duty of care to look after those who have served and a moral responsibility to pick up the tab. That said, will the Minister say what combat-related trauma support is available to women veterans who are actively seeking employment?

Baroness Stedman-Scott Portrait Baroness Stedman-Scott (Con)
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I would need to write to the noble Baroness about trauma support because I will need to get the information from the MoD. However, I can give comfort to her and to the whole House: women do very well when it comes to employment after their service. They have good specialist skills such as transport, logistics and medicine, and the support that the DWP gives takes account of individual circumstances and is individually tailored.