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Blind Veterans UK praised on Prime Minister's Questions

Date
22 March 2012 13:42

On 21st March Guto Bebb, MP for Aberconwy praised Blind Veterans UK and asked whether the Prime Minister would like to join him on a visit to Llandudno.

Read below for the transcript of Guto Bebb's question to the Prime Minister and his response.

Q15. [100976] Guto Bebb (Aberconwy) (Con):The Prime Minister might be aware that the St Dunstan's charity, which provides support for injured servicemen, has recently changed its name to Blind Veterans UK. To raise awareness of this name change, will he join me in visiting its new residential centre in Llandudno to see at first hand the wonderful work it does in supporting our veterans?

The Prime Minister:I always enjoy my visits to Llandudno, and perhaps I will be able to schedule one before long. I would like to put on the record my thanks for the tireless and highly professional way in which the charity assists service personnel who have tragically lost their sight. My hon. Friend pays it a great compliment and does his duty by explaining the change in its name, so that people know what it is and can give it money. As a country and a Government, we have a huge debt to pay to former service personnel. They have done extraordinary things on behalf of their country, and we need to look after them through their lives. My right hon. Friend the Chancellor will make some announcements about that in his Budget.

The programme can be viewed here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01dxwpt/Prime_Ministers_Questions_21_03_2012