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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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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Bishop2 06.9%
Con6 20671.4%
Crossbench64 634.7%
DUP3 060.0%
Green2 0100.0%
Judge3 126.7%
Lab128 056.9%
LDem80 175.0%
Non-affiliated7 228.1%
PC1 050.0%
UUP1 1100.0%
Total:297 21755.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by vote

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

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NamePartyVote
Lord Bowness Conaye
Baroness Cavendish of Little VeniceConaye
The Earl of Cork and OrreryCon (front bench)aye
Baroness Stowell of BeestonConaye
Baroness Warsi Conaye
The Duke of WellingtonConaye
Lord Aberdare Crossbenchno
Lord Brown of Eaton-under-HeywoodJudge (front bench)no
Lord Carrington Crossbenchno
Viscount Colville of CulrossCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Kalms Non-affiliatedno
Baroness Meacher Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Nicholson of WinterbourneLDemno
Lord Rana Crossbenchno
Lord Tyrie Non-affiliated (front bench)no
Lord Vaux of HarrowdenCrossbench (front bench)no

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