Today I asked the Minister for Veteran Affairs, Leo Docherty MP, what the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is doing to ensure that departing service personnel are given guidance on how to avoid questionable money-making schemes and fully integrated into civilian life once they are discharged.
This comes after the tragic suicide of Danny Butcher, a British Army veteran who sadly took his own life after investing in a dubious scheme that saw him lose his savings.
I want to ensure that this does not happen to any veterans in the future.
Our servicemen and women have put their life on the line to keep our country safe. It is therefore paramount that the MoD ensures that everyone who leaves the Armed Forces has the ability to thrive in civilian life, and I look forward to working with colleagues on this issue.