Our military personnel are rightly valued throughout their service in our armed forces. They make sacrifices and put themselves in danger to protect and serve our country. It is therefore only right that we continue to show how much we value their efforts once they leave the armed forces.
Last week the Government announced that we will introduce a new Veterans Railcard from 11 November this year. This railcard will extend discounted train travel to the more than 830,000 veterans not covered by existing discounts.
I believe it is important that our veterans have access to this railcard, supporting their access to vital work prospects and retraining opportunities, and making it easier for former members of the armed forces to stay in touch with friends and relatives.