8 January 2024
Jesse Norman seeks reassurance on cost of living support for special forces

Jesse Norman welcomes the support given to members of the armed forces with their cost of living and urges the Government to further support members of the special forces as they and their families face additional burdens.

Jesse Norman (Hereford and South Herefordshire) (Con)

I congratulate the Minister on the excellent work that he has done to support our armed forces with their cost of living. May I ask him to be especially aware of the burden that falls on members of our special forces—the additional burdens that they bear within families as well as in the field? Will he consider that when he thinks further about ways to ameliorate and support their living circumstances?

The Minister for Defence People and Families (Dr Andrew Murrison)

I understand my right hon. Friend’s interest in this matter. He can be sure that the special forces—although we never talk about them—are always at the forefront of our minds.