James Sunderland welcomes the inclusion of elements of the Desecration of War Memorials Bill into the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022, and presses the Justice Secretary to complete the job and implement the remaining provisions.
James Sunderland is Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Veterans and of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Armed Forces Covenant.
The APPG on Veterans exists to represent armed forces veterans within Parliament and to ensure that the UK is the best place in the world to be a veteran.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
Following the Government statement on the work that the Government are doing to ensure that our welfare services for veterans are fit for the future, James Sunderland questions the Minister about his vision for what comes after Veterans UK.
Speaking in a debate on support for veterans, James Sunderland highlights help available from agencies, charities and organisations such as RBL and SSAFA and calls on the MOD to reach out more to those who have left with a single point of contact so people do not feel so isolated from the organisation they served.
Local MP James Sunderland visited Terry Stelling, RAF Regt and Sandhurst Veteran, 3 Forest End Road, GU47 8JT, who is displaying his collection of military models to raise money for the The Gurkha Welfare Trust and the RAF Benevolent Fund.
James Sunderland raises concerns at substandard military accommodation at Sandhurst, highlights failings in the Pinnacle Service Families contract over Christmas last year and calls on the Government to use the summer period to plan ahead with the contractors to make sure the problems to not reoccur.