§ Mr. Wareing
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 9 March 1998,Official Report, column 48, on a veterans' unit, if he will make a statement on the discussions he had with the Secretary General of the Royal British Legion. 
§ Dr. Reid
I had a very useful meeting with the Secretary General of the Royal British Legion on 11 March to discuss his organisation's current views on how best to improve the handling of ex-Service affairs. My Department will be looking closely at options for approaching the wider question of matters relating to the ex-Service community in the light of these discussions.