To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Notes the centennial anniversaries of the Battles of the Somme, Mametz Wood and the Battle of Jutland.
2. Pays tribute to those who fought in these and other battles during the First World War.
3. Honours the memory of both those who lost their lives and those who were casualties of the First World War, and other armed conflicts.
4. Believes the Welsh Government must provide greater support to Wales's armed forces and veterans community during the fifth Assembly, including through:
a) establishing an Armed Forces & Veterans Commissioner, prioritising their specific need;
b) introducing a Veterans Card Scheme to extend privileges to former service personnel;
c) increasing funding for the Veterans' NHS Wales service, to enhance its capacity and improve its ability to help veterans in need; and
d) improving data collection in order to: establish the health needs of veterans; identify the support needed by their family and carers; inform commissioning and service provision; and highlight the engagement needed with people in the armed forces, serving and/or at transition into civilian life.
Business type: Debate
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 07/07/2016
Decision due: 13 Jul 2016 by Plenary
Lead member: Paul Davies AM