Defence Reform Bill — New Clause 3 — Report and Parliamentary Approval of Plans on the Future of the Reserve Forces — 20 Nov 2013 at 17:45

John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted against requiring a report, and the approval of Parliament, before implementing plans to reform the reserve forces.

The majority of MPs against requiring a report, and the approval of Parliament, before implementing plans to reform the reserve forces.

The plans include:

  • Closer working between regular and reserve units.
  • Reservists given access to the Armed Forces Pension Scheme.
  • Restructuring payments to reservists.
  • Civilian accreditation of military provided training

MPs were considering the Defence Reform Bill[1] when they rejected the following new clause via this vote:

  • ‘(1) Within one month of the passage of this Act, the Secretary of State shall make and lay before Parliament a report on the viability and cost effectiveness of the plans set out in Reserves in the Future Force 2020: Valuable and Valued, Cmd 8655, together with his recommendation on its further implementation.
  • (2) Further implementation of the plans shall be halted 40 days after the laying of the report unless both Houses shall have resolved to approve the recommendation from the Secretary of State contained in the report.’

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Debate in Parliament | 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 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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con257 (+1 tell) 9 (+2 tell)088.2%
DUP3 0037.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab0 233090.3%
LDem45 (+1 tell) 1083.9%
PC0 30100.0%
SNP0 5083.3%
Total:306 252087.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs 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 MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
John BaronBasildon and BillericayCon (front bench)aye
Brian BinleyNorthampton SouthCon (front bench)aye
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)tellaye
James ClappisonHertsmereCon (front bench)aye
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)aye
Richard DraxSouth DorsetCon (front bench)aye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)tellaye
Julian LewisNew Forest EastCon (front bench)aye
Jack LoprestiFilton and Bradley StokeCon (front bench)aye
Anne MainSt AlbansCon (front bench)aye
David NuttallBury NorthCon (front bench)aye
John HemmingBirmingham, YardleyLDem (front bench)aye

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