§ Mr. Wareing
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to establish a veterans' unit within his Department; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Dr. Reid
My Department is aware of proposals put forward in the past by The Royal British Legion for the creation of an ex-Services Affairs Unit or Department of Veterans Affairs. I will be meeting the Secretary General of The Royal British Legion on 11 March and am looking forward to hearing their latest proposals. We will consider the way ahead in the light of these discussions.