Support for covenant

ANGUS MP Mike Weir has spoken in support of the National Armed Forces Covenant during a debate in Parliament.

The covenant aims to encourage support and understanding for forces members and their families and raise awareness among the public of issues affecting their community. It recognises the unique nature of Service and state, that no disadvantage should arise from it, and that special treatment should be allowed where justified.

Speaking after the House of Commons debate Mr Weir said: “The covenant aims to tackle many of the particular problems that military personnel and their families encounter particularly as they often move around during their service. It will not solve all these problems immediately but ensures that public services and organisations take account of these and build upon many of the initiatives already launched.”