Injured army veterans will be treated as second class citizens if government fails to drop proposed restrictions to their rights, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) said.

The warning comes as peers debate amendments to part two of the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill.

APIL said if parts of the Bill remain, injured armed forces personnel and veterans will be treated as second class citizens. One military claims lawyer described the proposals as “a money-saving exercise” by the MOD.

APIL president Sam Elsby said: “An arbitrary and absolute six-year time limit on negligence claims against the Ministry of Defence remains a part of this Bill.”

He said...

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