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Data on veteran mental health and disability

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Dear Ministry of Defence,

I understand that Mr J Mercer wants to make this country the best place in the world for veterans. To this end, can I ask how Mr Mercer proposes to gauge success in this area? More specifically can I ask the following under FOI:

Can you please share reports or data that Mr Mercer's office has on the following (specifically data - broken down by year if possible) in the last decade:

- the number of veterans who are homeless
- the number of veterans who have committed suicide
- the number of veterans living with life-changing combat injuries

Yours faithfully,

Iain Overton

Le Grand Rosales, Maria D (Analysis-Publications-3), Ministry of Defence

Dear Iain Overton

 

Thank you for contacting the Ministry of Defence.

 

Your request for recorded information is currently being considered under
the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 with reference FOI2020/11473.

 

You are entitled to receive a written response no later than 11 November
2020.

 

The Freedom of Information Act requires a response to be provided to a
request under the Act within 20 working days from date of receipt. Whilst
we are working hard to achieve this, due to the ongoing Coronavirus
pandemic and the effect on resources and necessary changes to ways of
working, we should advise that it may take longer to provide a substantive
response to some requests.

 

 

Regards,

 

Defence Statistics

 

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