A further written question has been put to Ron Mark, Minister for Veteran Affairs by Dan Bidois MP for Northcote. Thank you, Dan, for taking the initiative.
Has the Minister taken the interim report he received from the Veterans Advisory Board in June to Cabinet as of 27 August 2019?
It is interesting the Opposition Spokesperson for Veteran Affairs, Maggie Barry MP appears to be missing in action with respect to these important veteran issues.
It would appear that there is some further traction happening as Matt King MP for Northland has also asked the Minister of Veteran Affairs the written questions listed below.
- 21 Aug 2019 – 30097 (2019). Matt King to the Minister for Veterans
Are Royal New Zealand Navy personnel who were stationed with the British Commonwealth Far East Strategic Reserve deemed to have served in a war or emergency for the purposes of the War Pensions Act?
- 21 Aug 2019 – 30095 (2019). Matt King to the Minister for Veterans
Does the Minister believe that Royal New Zealand Navy personnel who served with the Far East Strategic Reserve have been appropriately recognised by the New Zealand Defence Force?
The answers to these questions will be very interesting. Remember the answers should be on the web by the 30 August 19.