Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill — Commons Reasons and Amendments — Motion E1 (as an amendment to Motion E) — 26 Apr 2021 at 16:15

Moved by Lord Dannatt

5B: 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) judicial reviews and inquiries into allegations of misconduct by service personnel;(c) such other related fields as the Secretary of State may determine.(5) 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).(6) 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.(7) None of the provisions of this section may be used to alter the principle of combat immunity.””

Ayes 312, Noes 243.

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