Armed Forces Bill — New Clause 4 — Armed Forces Mental Health Care Review — 13 Jul 2021 at 17:15
The majority of MPs voted not to require a review of the mental health treatment provided to Armed Forces personnel.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Armed Forces Mental Health Care review and stated:
- (1) The Secretary of State must publish a report containing a review of the mental health treatment provided to Armed Forces personnel through the—
- (a) Defence Medical Services,
- (b) Departments of Community Mental Health and the Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service, and
- (c) Reserves Mental Health Programme.
- (2) The report under subsection (1) must be laid before Parliament within three months of the date on which this Act is passed.
The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory statement from its proposer:
- This new clause would require the government to conduct a formal review of the standards of mental health care available for serving personnel
-  Parliament's webpage on the Armed Forces Act 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Armed Forces Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 12 May 2021 , Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Armed Forces Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 12 May 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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||360 (+2 tell)||0||0||99.5%|
|Lab||0||195 (+2 tell)||0||99.0%|