Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill — Second Reading — 24 May 2022 at 18:17
The majority of MPs voted to establish the Independent Commission for Reconciliation and Information Recovery (ICRIR), make it the sole investigator of deaths and serious injuries connected with the Northern Ireland Troubles, and introduce a conditional scheme for immunity from prosecution for those cooperating with the commission.
The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The Bill contained provisions relating to the Northern Ireland Troubles to:
- * establish the Independent Commission for Reconciliation and Information Recovery (ICRIR), and charge it with investigating deaths and serious injuries
- * require "a programme of memorialisation work, including an oral history initiative"
- * "introduce a conditional immunity scheme, allowing those who cooperate with the ICRIR to receive immunity from prosecution for offences"
- * "bar investigations into Troubles related incidents by any organisation other than the ICRIR, and bar prosecutions for Troubles-related offences not involving death or serious injury, or which are not connected to offences involving death or serious injury"
- * "bar civil claims arising from conduct forming part of the Troubles and events between 1 January 1966 and 10 April 1998, where a claim has yet to be filed by the date of the Bill’s introduction. Those before the Bill’s introduction will continue."
- * stop relevant inquests which are in-progress
Support for the motion enabled the Bill to continue its path to becoming law.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill, as introduced, 17 May 2022, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill, as introduced, 17 May 2022, 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||283 (+2 tell)||0||0||79.2%|
|Lab||0||148 (+2 tell)||0||75.0%|