Opposition Day — Defence Reform — Military Covenant — Strategic Defence and Security Review Assumptions — 26 Jun 2012 at 21:50
The majority of MPs voted against calling on the Government to strengthen the military covenant and against requesting a reassessment of the assumptions on which the Strategic Defence and Security Review was based.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs was:
- That this House
- recognises the need for defence reform;
- notes with concern the speed and depth of redundancies and the threat to historic regiments and battalions;
- supports the armed forces covenant but is anxious about the implications of changes to Service pensions and allowances and the effect of these and other measures on morale;
- further recognises the necessity of an advanced equipment programme but is worried about capability gaps, notably carrier strike;
- calls on the Government to end disadvantage and discrimination against the Service community in order to strengthen the covenant; and
- further calls on the Government to reassess the assumptions on which the Strategic Defence and Security Review was based.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||245 (+1 tell)||0||0||80.4%|
|Lab||0||201 (+2 tell)||0||79.0%|
|LDem||49 (+1 tell)||0||0||87.7%|