Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill — After Clause 12 — Restrictions on Time Limits: Actions Brought Against the Crown by Service Personnel — 21 Apr 2021 at 16:40
The majority of MPs voted not to exclude legal actions against the United Kingdom brought by serving or former members of the armed services from proposed, more restrictive, time limits on actions in respect of personal injuries, death or human rights claims, which relate to overseas operations of the armed forces.
The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 4
Lords amendment 4 was presented under a title: After Clause 12 and stated:
- Insert the following new Clause—
- “Restrictions on time limits: actions brought against the Crown by service personnel
- Nothing in this Part applies to any action brought against the Crown by a person who is a member or former member of the regular or reserve forces, or of a British overseas territory force to whom section 369(2) of the Armed Forces Act 2006 (members of British overseas territories’ forces serving with UK forces) applies.”
The explanatory notes to the Lords amendments state:
- Lords Amendment 4 would exclude actions brought against the Crown by serving or former service personnel from the limitation measures introduced by Part 2 of the Bill in relation to personal injury/death and Human Rights Act 1998 claims connected with overseas operations.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill, as introduced, 18 March 2020, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill, November 2020, Parliament.uk
-  Lords amendments to the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill, 19 April 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Lords amendments to the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill, 19 April 2021, Parliament.uk
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||357 (+2 tell)||0||0||98.6%|
|Lab||0||194 (+2 tell)||0||98.5%|