Armed Forces Covenant: 16th December 2013

Alex Cunningham (Stockton North) (Lab)
16. When he plans to publish the annual armed forces covenant report. [901493]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (Anna Soubry)
As I have said, the report has been published today.
Alex Cunningham
I look forward to seeing the report. What legal advice has the Department taken about the impact of the Human Rights Act on the covenant, and will it be reflected in the report?

Anna Soubry
I am not aware of that being reflected in the report, though if it is, I apologise; my memory may be playing tricks on me, but from my reading of the report, I do not think it is there. I am sorry that I am not being more helpful. If there is any way that I can assist further, I will write to the hon. Gentleman.