CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

NIO – OPERATION BANNER VETERANS – 31 October 2018

[Several hon. Members rose –

Mr Speaker: Oh very well, we will hear the good doctor if it is a sentence. I call Dr Julian Lewis.]

Dr Julian Lewis: Does the Secretary of State accept that someone must cut the Gordian knot that is preventing us from ensuring that our armed forces veterans are not persecuted and pursued in the courts decades after they have faithfully served us?

[The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Karen Bradley): My right hon. Friend has done significant work in this area, and I agree with him that the current system is simply not working for anyone and we need to change it. I look forward to working with him to find a way of changing the system that works for people.]