Politics

Armed Forces Bill Select Committee Launches Survey On Legislation

The survey will be open until 17:00 on 5 April and takes around five minutes to complete.

The Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill has launched a survey on the forthcoming legislation.

The survey aims to collate opinions from a range of individuals, including serving personnel, veterans, families of personnel and veterans, and civilians subject to service law.

It will be open until 17:00 on 5 April, takes roughly five minutes to complete and respondents must remain anonymous in their answers.

The survey covers a range of issues related to the bill and the committee's scrutiny of the legislation, with the form asking respondents if the bill addresses the practical problems the military face.

It also asks whether legislation has been applied evenly, regardless of location, rank and status as current or former serving personnel.

The survey also includes questions on the prosecution of serious crimes within the military, the complaints process and safeguarding.

The bill looks to see the Armed Forces Covenant enshrined in law (Picture: Royal Navy).

As well as aiding the committee's scrutiny of the bill, elements of the results may be used in its final report.

The bill looks to see the Armed Forces Covenant enshrined in law and introduce a legal duty for some UK public bodies to ensure the Armed Forces community is treated fairly.

It also hopes to establish a new independent body to oversee complaints about the Service Police, as well as other measures. 

The Select Committee for the Armed Forces Bill was launched earlier this month and is chaired by Conservative MP James Sunderland.