Veterans 'owed a huge debt' for contribution in society

Veterans have made a unique contribution to our society, the MP for Penrith and the Border has said, as the government plans to review how to support offenders who had served in the Armed Forces.

Tory MP Rory Stewart, who served in the armed forces and also worked as a local official in Iraq, said:

[We] owe [veterans] a huge debt. Their needs are specific, and it is an honour to have the opportunity to support veterans in this way.

I am very much looking forward to working with veterans organisations, the armed forces and the Ministry of Justice to make sure we have the best programme for veterans in the world.

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MP to probe why some UK army veterans offend

A Government review is set to look into the reasons why some of Britain's veterans turn to a life of crime after they leave the armed forces.