A group of MPs called the Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill are seeking views on the Armed Forces Bill in order to help direct their inquiry. They want to hear from serving personnel of the Armed Forces, veterans, the families of personnel and veterans, and civilians subject to service law on the forthcoming Bill.
Among other measures, The Armed Forces Bill aims to enshrine the Armed Forces Covenant in law and introduce a legal duty for some UK public bodies to have due regard to the principles of the Covenant.
The survey will be open until 5pm on Monday 5 April.
The Committee has been hearing from experts and practitioners in a series of evidence sessions, and will hear from Johnny Mercer MP, the Minister for Defence People and Veterans, on Wednesday 24 March.
You can watch the session here: https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/fa14d42e-7b10-4bc8-9f2f-b8171b3ba864
You can find the transcripts for previous sessions here: https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/509/select-committee-on-the-armed-forces-bill/publications/oral-evidence/
Follow the Committee’s work on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArmedForcesBill
What is the Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill?
Every five years, the Government must present an Armed Forces Bill, to provide the legal basis for the armed forces and the system of military law which exists in the UK. A select committee is set up to scrutinise the Bill, and like other select committees it is made up of MPs from different parties.
You can find more information, including membership, on the Committee’s website: https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/509/select-committee-on-the-armed-forces-bill/
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