British troops MISS OUT on healthcare and housing by FAILURE to honour Military Covenant : Express

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BRITAIN’S troops are still being let down by a failure to honour the Government’s much-trumpeted Military Covenant, MPs warn today.

They said soldiers, sailors and airmen are still facing problems with healthcare, housing and their children’s education.

The MPs recommended the appointment of a Cabinet Office Minister for the Covenant to ensure it is applied across all sectors of Government.

The all-party Defence Committee report was issued with British forces being increasingly concentrated in the UK as the Army is withdrawn from Germany.

The Covenant – a pledge to ensure the military family including veterans is treated fairly – was enshrined in law by David Cameron.

But the report said that the MoD “is struggling to retain the confidence of serving personnel” over the future provision of service accommodation.

The MPs said: “Too many independent assessments of military accommodation point to serious dissatisfaction with the service provided.”

They slammed the…

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