Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill — Clause 3 — Progress Report on Protecting Veterans Fom Repeated Investigation for Northern Ireland Troubles Incidents. — 9 Jul 2019 at 18:45

The majority of MPs voted to require a report on progress made towards protecting veterans of the Armed Forces and other security personnel from repeated investigation for Northern Ireland Troubles related incidents.

MPs were considering the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill[1].

The amendment supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • Amendment 6, in clause 3, page 2, line 15, at end insert—
  • “(1A) The report under subsection (1) must include a report on progress made towards protecting veterans of the Armed Forces and other security personnel from repeated investigation for Troubles-related incidents by introducing a presumption of non-prosecution, in the absence of compelling new evidence, whether in the form of a Qualified Statute of Limitations or by some other legal mechanism.”

The accepted amendment was accompanied by the following explanation from the MP who proposed it:

  • The subsection would include placing a duty on the Secretary of State to report on the options available to ensure that veterans of the Troubles would be able to assist in a truth recovery process, for the benefit of bereaved families, without fear of prosecution.

Clause 3 of the Bill began:

Debate in Parliament |

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con291 (+2 tell) 0093.9%
DUP10 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent5 5050.0%
Lab2 208 (+2 tell)085.8%
LDem0 10083.3%
PC0 40100.0%
Total:308 228089.1%

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
Stephen DoughtyCardiff South and PenarthLab (minister)aye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)aye

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