Northern Ireland Affairs Committee - First Report
Implementation of the Armed Forces Covenant in Northern Ireland

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 10 July 2013.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

2 Implementation across the UK

3 Barriers to implementation in Northern Ireland?

4 The current situation in Northern Ireland

5 Future progress

6 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex - Meetings held in Washington DC, 10-12 June 2013

Appendix - Section 2 of the Armed Forces Act 2011

Formal Minutes


List of printed written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and written evidence

Wednesday 30 January 2013: Chris Carson, Acting Chairman, and Iain Creswell, Local Authority Lead, Northern Ireland Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee

Wednesday 27 February 2013 Rt Hon Mark Francois MP, Minister of State for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans, Rear-Admiral Simon Williams OBE, Defence Services Secretary, and Gavin Barlow, Director General of Service Personnel Policy, Ministry of Defence

Wednesday 17 April 2013 Colonel Richard Gordon DL, Regional Rep for NI, SSAFA Forces Help, and Brian Maguire, Area Manager for Ireland, Royal British Legion Ev 26 Peter Poole, Director of Strategic Planning & Partnerships, Combat Stress, and Colonel Paul Cummings, Director of Welfare, ABF the Soldiers' Charity

Wednesday 24 April 2013 Nelson McCausland MLA, Minister of the Department for Social Development NI, and Edwin Poots MLA, Minister of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety NI

Wednesday 15 May 2013 Major Alan McDade, Chairman, Lt Col (Retd) Howard Brooker, Vice President, and Capt (Retd) Raymond Corbett, Secretary, Regimental Association of the Royal Irish Regiment Ev 56 Brigadier Rob Thomson, Commander, 38 (Irish) Brigade

Wednesday 5 June 2013 Brian Gormally, Director, and Daniel Holder, Deputy Director, Committee on the Administration of Justice Ev 72 Evelyn Collins CBE, Chief Executive, and Jacqueline McKee, Director of Advice and Compliance, Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

Wednesday 26 June 2013 Mike Penning MP, Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

Thursday 27 June 2013 Christopher Jordan, Managing Director, Bureau Insurance

Written evidence

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