07 May 21. Defence Committee Evidence Session. Johnny Mercer to provide evidence on former Government role. On Tuesday 11 May, at 14.30, the Defence Committee will hold a one-off session speaking to Johnny Mercer about his former role as Minister for Defence People and Veterans and the impact of the Office for Veterans Affairs. The session follows the acquittal of two former British army paratroopers accused of murder and will discuss the promised legislation on the investigations of Armed Forces personnel who served in Northern Ireland.
Mercer was elected to Parliament in 2015. Prior to this he served in the British Army, reaching the rank of captain and serving three tours of Afghanistan. Mercer became a Minister in 2019, and while in this post oversaw the introduction of the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill and the Armed Forces Bill.
11 May, 14.30: * Johnny Mercer MP, former Minister for Defence People and Veterans at the Ministry of Defence and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs at the Cabinet Office