Jason, who’s an RAF veteran, asked the Veterans Minister, Johnny Mercer about the introduction of a new Veterans Railcard giving former servicemen and women and their families discounted travel.
Jason McCartney MP
Mr Speaker, as a Royal Air Force veteran and as President of the Royal Air Force Association in Huddersfield, I am absolutely delighted the government is cracking on and delivering the veterans rail card, leaving more money in the pockets of those who have made a unique commitment to our country.
Can the Minister confirm details of when the railcard will be available and confirm that reduced discounts for rail travel will also be available to veterans families?
Johnny Mercer MP
Firstly, can I thank my Honourable Friend for all the support he gives to veterans in this house. The veterans railcard will be available by Armistice Day this year and that support will extend to families to take the advantages of discounted travel as well.