Andrew Stephenson – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Defence

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Andrew Stephenson on 2016-01-19.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many veterans in (a) Pendle, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West have been helped by Veterans UK since 2010.

Mark Lancaster

I have taken help by Veterans UK to mean assistance provided by the Veterans UK Welfare Service. The Veterans Welfare Service provides Veterans and their families’ with free and confidential advice on a wide range of issues.

Regrettably, the information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

However, the total number of visits to Veterans from the Veterans UK Welfare Service since 01 January 2010 to 20 January 2016 in the Pendle, Lancashire and North West district, are set out below.


*Number of Visits





North West(1)


(1) This figure incorporates the Pendle and Lancashire districts.

*In line with departmental policy, values have been rounded to the nearest 5.