Sarah asked Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions have occurred with the Office for Veterans' Affairs for ensuring better female veteran support.
Sarah Atherton MP:
“Last week, I held a reception in Parliament to launch the first female-only veteran’s charity in the UK Salute Her. Whilst there are over 1,800 veterans’ charities in the UK, this is the only one run by women for women. We know female veterans have specific needs, so what discussions have my Right Honourable friend had with the Office for Veterans’ Affairs to better support female veterans?”
Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Minister for Women and Equalities:
"I congratulate my Honourable friend on her championing of female veterans, and she is absolutely right that we need to deliver services to female veterans that meet their needs and honour their fantastic contributions to the armed forces. That is why the Office for Veterans’ Affairs will commission new research to understand why female veterans need support and the barriers they face.”