Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill — Report — Amendment 14 — 13 Apr 2021 at 19:45

Moved by Lord Dannatt

14: After Clause 12, insert the following new Clause-“Duty of care to service personnel (1) The Secretary of State must establish a duty of care standard in relation to legal, pastoral and mental health support provided to service personnel involved in investigations or litigation arising from overseas operations, as defined in subsection (6) of section 1.(2) The Secretary of State must lay a copy of this standard before Parliament within six months of the date on which this Act is passed.(3) The Secretary of State must thereafter in each calendar year- (a) prepare a duty of care update, and(b) include the update in the Armed Forces Covenant annual report when it is laid before Parliament.(4) The duty of care update is a review about the continuous process and improvement to meet the duty of care standard established in subsection (1), in particular in relation to incidents arising from overseas operations of-(a) litigation and investigations brought against service personnel for allegations of criminal misconduct and wrongdoing;(b) civil litigation brought by service personnel against the Ministry of Defence for negligence and personal injury;(c) judicial reviews and inquiries into allegations of misconduct by service personnel;(d) such other related fields as the Secretary of State may determine.(5) In preparing a duty of care update the Secretary of State must have regard to, and publish relevant data in relation to (in respect of overseas operations)-(a) the adequacy of legal, welfare and mental health support services provided to service personnel who are accused of crimes;(b) complaints made by service personnel or their legal representation when in the process of bringing or attempting to bring civil claims against the Ministry of Defence for negligence and personal injury;(c) complaints made by service personnel or their legal representation when in the process of investigation or litigation for an accusation of misconduct;(d) meeting national standards of care and safeguarding for families of service personnel, where relevant.(6) In subsection (1) “service personnel” means-(a) members of the regular forces and the reserve forces;(b) members of British overseas territory forces who are subject to service law;(c) former members of any of Her Majesty’s forces who are ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom; and(d) where relevant, family members of any person meeting the definition within paragraph (a), (b) or (c).(7) In subsection (1) “duty of care” means both the legal and moral obligation of the Ministry of Defence to ensure the wellbeing of service personnel.(8) None of the provisions of this section may be used to alter the principle of combat immunity.”Member’s explanatory statementThis new Clause will require the Ministry of Defence to identify a new duty of care to create a new standard for policy, services and training in relation to legal, pastoral and mental health support provided to service personnel involved in investigations or litigation arising from overseas operations, and to include a duty of care update in the Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report.

Ayes 303, Noes 223.

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Lord Selkirk of DouglasConno
Baroness Shackleton of BelgraviaConno
Lord Sharkey LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Sheehan LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Sheikh Conno
Baroness Shephard of NorthwoldConno
Lord Sherbourne of DidsburyCon (front bench)no
Baroness Sherlock Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Shields Conno
Lord Shipley LDem (front bench)aye
The Earl of ShrewsburyConno
Viscount Simon Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Smith of BasildonLab (minister)aye
Lord Smith of FinsburyNon-affiliatedaye
Baroness Smith of GilmorehillLabaye
Lord Smith of HindheadCon (front bench)no
Baroness Smith of NewnhamLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Snape Lab (minister)aye
Lord Soley Labaye
Baroness Stedman-Scott Con (front bench)no
Lord Stephen LDemaye
Baroness Stern Crossbenchaye
Lord Stern of BrentfordCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Stevenson of BalmacaraLab (minister)aye
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Lord Stoneham of DroxfordLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Storey LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Strasburger LDemaye
Lord Strathclyde Conno
Baroness Stroud Conno
Lord Stunell LDemaye
Baroness Sugg Con (front bench)no
Lord Suri Conno
Baroness Suttie LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Swinfen Con (front bench)no
Lord Taverne LDemaye
Baroness Taylor of BoltonLab (minister)aye
Lord Taylor of Goss MoorLDemaye
Lord Taylor of HolbeachConno
Lord Tebbit Conno
Lord Teverson LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Thomas of GresfordLDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Thomas of WinchesterLDem (front bench)aye
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Baroness Thornton Lab (minister)aye
Viscount Thurso LDemaye
Lord Tope LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Touhig Lab (minister)aye
Lord Trefgarne Conno
Viscount Trenchard Con (front bench)no
Lord Trimble Con (front bench)no
Lord True Con (front bench)no
Lord Tugendhat Con (front bench)no
Lord Tunnicliffe Lab (minister)aye
Lord Tyler LDem (front bench)aye
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Lord Tyrie Non-affiliated (front bench)aye
Viscount Ullswater Con (front bench)no
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Baroness Vere of NorbitonCon (front bench)no
Baroness Verma Con (front bench)no
Lord Vinson Conno
Lord Wakeham Con (front bench)no
Lord Waldegrave of North HillConno
Lord Walker of AldringhamCrossbenchaye
Lord Wallace of SaltaireLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Wallace of TankernessLDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Walmsley LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Wasserman Conno
Baroness Watkins of TavistockCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Watson of InvergowrieLab (minister)aye
Lord Watts Lab (minister)aye
Lord Wei Conno
Lord West of SpitheadLab (minister)aye
Baroness Wheeler Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Whitaker Labaye
Lord Whitby Conno
Lord Wigley PCaye
Baroness Wilcox of NewportLab (minister)aye
Lord Willetts Conno
Baroness Williams of TraffordCon (front bench)no
Lord Willis of KnaresboroughLDemaye
Lord Wills Lab (minister)aye
Lord Wilson of DintonCrossbenchno
Lord Wood of AnfieldLab (minister)aye
Lord Woolf Crossbenchaye
Lord Wrigglesworth LDemaye
Baroness Wyld Con (front bench)no
Lord Young of CookhamCon (front bench)no
Viscount Younger of LeckieCon (front bench)no
Lord Young of Norwood GreenLab (minister)aye
Baroness Young of Old SconeLab (minister)aye

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