Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Bill — 2 Nov 2004 at 17:00

Baroness Hale of Richmond was absent

:TITLE3:LORDS AMENDMENT

2 After Clause 6, Insert the following new clause-

"Post-retirement marriages

As of 6th April 2005 widows, widowers and surviving registered unmarried partners of all service personnel shall receive a full widows' forces family pension based on their spouses' or partners' length of service and final salary, provided that their marriage took place before the service personnel's 60th birthday."

The Commons disagree to this amendment for the following reason-

2A Because it would involve a charge on public funds, and the Commons do not offer any further reason, trusting that this reason may be deemed sufficient.

rose to move, as an amendment to the Motion that this House do not insist on its Amendment No. 2, to which the Commons have disagreed for their reason numbered 2A, at end insert "but do propose the following amendment in lieu thereof-

2C After Clause 6, Insert the following new clause-

"Post-retirement marriages

As of 6th April 2005 widows or widowers over the age of 75 of all service personnel shall receive a full widows' forces family pension based on their spouses' reckonable service and final salary, provided that their marriage took place before the service personnel's 60th birthday.""

On Question, Whether the said amendment shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 149; Not-Contents, 126.

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Bishop1 03.7%
Con83 039.7%
Green1 0100.0%
Ind Lab1 0100.0%
Lab1 121 (+2 tell)60.5%
LDem30 043.5%
UUP2 066.7%
Crossbench28 (+2 tell) 318.9%
Total:147 12439.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible lord who could have voted in this division

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Lord Morris of ManchesterLabaye

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