Oxford Mail - Witney MP Robert Courts Welcomes Plans for Veterans Amnesty

Robert said: "I am pleased that the new Defence Secretary has announced plans to introduce an amnesty for British servicemen and women who have served abroad.

"This is a victory for the people of West Oxfordshire, who have worked with me by signing my Parliamentary petition in their hundreds and have made their disgust at repeated, historic allegations against our veterans crystal clear.

"The major disappointment is that this will not apply to those who have served in Northern Ireland. I understand the political sensitivity and legal difficulties that arise in this case and commit to working with veterans and ministers to attempt to find a solution in the months ahead."

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