Armed Forces Bill — Clause 7 — Concurrent jurisdiction — 6 Dec 2021 at 20:37
“Military women are being denied justice. It is clear to us that serious sexual offences should not be tried in the court martial system.”
“The value of this amendment for women like me cannot be overstated… This amendment will make the process independent. It will encourage more service personnel to report crimes. It will mean we have some protection from the appalling consequences we suffer when we report rape within our units.
“I am urging the government to accept this amendment. As service personnel we are citizens of this country and we deserve justice just like everyone else.”
“many of the policy areas in which members of the Armed Forces community experience difficulty are the responsibility of national government or based on national guidance.”
“service personnel remain citizens and in these serious cases when the civil courts are available to them, they should be tried in that forum.”
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||298 (+2 tell)||3||1||84.2%|
|Lab||0||168 (+2 tell)||0||85.4%|
|Sarah Atherton||Wrexham||Con (front bench)||no|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||no|
|Johnny Mercer||Plymouth, Moor View||Con (front bench)||no|
|Thomas Tugendhat||Tonbridge and Malling||Con (front bench)||both|