Pay-out fight for injured troops - 'Lives on the Line' campaign
This issue is also the subject of an Early Day Motion proposed by Bob Russell MP (Lib Dem, Colchester). This proposal is to backdate the operation of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme to 1 January 2001, which would still exclude those injured before that date but may, the proposers will argue, have a stronger chance of success.
LIVES ON THE LINE CAMPAIGN
That this House recognises the bravery, dedication and sacrifice of members of the armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq; applauds the recent review and enhancement of the Armed Forces' Compensation Scheme; and calls on the Government to amend the qualifying date of 6 April 2005 to 1 January 2001, which marks the beginning of the war on terror, that ensures equality of treatment for personnel injured in Iraq and Afghanistan and thereby honours its duty of care to this loyal and dignified group of service men and women and their families.
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