Government To Tackle 'Vexatious Claims' Against Military Personnel

Government To Tackle 'Vexatious Claims' Against Military Personnel (Credit FBFS)

The Queen has said the Government is working to tackle "vexatious claims" against military personnel.

It follows a pledge from the Prime Minister to change the law to protect forces veterans from unfair and "vexatious" legal action.

The Conservatives have previously said they want to amend the Human Rights Act so it does not apply to incidents that took place before the law came into force in October 2000.

During a speech given to parliament, which the Prime Minister described as "most radical Queen's Speech in a generation", Her Majesty said: "My Government will continue to invest in our gallant Armed Forces.

"My Government will honour the Armed Forces Covenant, which will be further incorporated into law, and the NATO commitment to spend at least 2% of national income on defence.

"It will bring forward proposals to tackle vexatious claims that undermine our Armed Forces and will continue to seek better ways of dealing with legacy issues that provide better outcomes for victims and survivors.

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