2015-16

[NOTE: Amendments are linked to the original EDMs which Julian amended.]

EDM 1095 – 9 February 2016

SUPPORT FOR ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL MARINES SERVICE LEAVERS

[This EDM was tabled jointly with 23 other MPs. It was eventually supported by 43 Members of Parliament.]

That this House recognises the need for greater co-operation between separate service charities and those charities and the Armed Forces of the Crown; accordingly welcomes the launch of the Shipmates and Oppos programme for the support of all Service Leavers of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and their Reserves; congratulates Greenwich Hospital, the Royal Naval Association, the White Ensign Association, the Royal Marines Association, the Association of Royal Naval Officers and the personnel staff of the Royal Navy on a programme to provide proactive support to veterans for five years after service, signposting all naval and joint service charitable support services and the Veterans Support Service, and providing an arm around the shoulder to vulnerable service leavers; and encourages other military charities to establish cross-sector programmes too.

EDM 639 – 3 November 2015

CO-OPERATION BY SERVICE CHARITIES

[This EDM was tabled jointly with 32 other MPs. It was eventually supported by 56  Members of Parliament.]

That this House recognises the need for greater co-operation between separate Services Charities: accordingly, welcomes the recent battlefield tour, for wounded veterans of all ages, to Ypres, organised and run by The Not Forgotten Association in co-operation with the British Limbless Ex-Servicemen's Association and Combat Stress; acknowledges, in this Great War centenary period, the huge medical advances for injured personnel made at Lijssenthoek Military Hospital in World War One, and the continuing ceremonies at the Menin Gate; and encourages similar future collaboration by Service Charities in support of wounded and disabled veterans.