Earlier this week, local MP and former defence minister and Royal Navy medic Dr Andrew Murrison backed the Overseas Operation Bill.
The Bill aims to deliver manifesto pledges to end vexatious claims against our troops. It will prevent the continued legal pursuit of our troops where there is no new evidence. There will be a five-year time limitation on making legal claims, apart from in exceptional circumstances.
Commenting, Andrew said:
“Our Armed Forces put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe. This Bill strives to keep them safe from unfounded and vexatious claims.
“This Bill is particularly important locally as the area is home to several army units and many veterans. It comes at the right time, with Remembrance Sunday just around the corner.”