DEFENCE – STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR OPERATION BANNER VETERANS – 25 March 2019
Dr Julian Lewis: Members of the Defence Committee were very pleased by the way Ministers set up the dedicated unit to look into this question and by the work the Attorney General has been doing. Have the proposals that are apparently to be brought forward in the Queen’s Speech yet been finalised and accepted at Cabinet level?
[The Minister for the Armed Forces (Mark Lancaster): My right hon. Friend highlights – because he understands them – the complexities of this issue, not the least of which is that it transcends not just Northern Ireland but different judicial systems in the United Kingdom. We are making progress, and we have applied to bring the subject forward in the Queen’s Speech, but we have yet to conclude this work.]