Minister makes inaugural speech in House of Commons

Mark Lancaster MP
Mark Lancaster MP

Mark Lancaster MP delivered his inaugural speech at the despatch box in the House of Commons last week.

It follows his appointment as Minister for Defence Personnel Welfare and Veterans on his return to Westminster for a third term.

The MK North MP was questioned by members of the House on a range of matters including the Forces Help to Buy scheme, the debilitating condition, post-traumatic stress disorder and the availability of skills and training for service leavers.

Speaking after his inaugural speech, Mr Lancaster said: “This is very much a dream job and my personal experience in the armed forces will play an important part in future decisions that need to be made for our service personnel and the country as a whole.”