Victims and Prisoners Bill — Report (3rd Day) — Amendment 113 — 30 Apr 2024 at 17:15

Moved by Baroness Thornton

113: After Clause 38, insert the following new Clause-“Major incidents: duty of candour(1) In discharging their duties in relation to a major incident, public authorities and public servants and officials must at all times act within their powers-(a) in the public interest, and(b) with transparency, candour and frankness.(2) If a major incident results in a court proceeding, official inquiry or investigation, public authorities and public servants and officials have a duty to assist-(a) relating to their own activities, or(b) where their acts or omissions may be relevant.(3) In discharging the duty under subsection (2), public authorities and public servants and officials must-(a) act with proper expedition,(b) act with transparency, candour and frankness,(c) act without favour to their own position,(d) make full disclosure of relevant documents, material and facts,(e) set out their position on the relevant matters at the outset of the proceedings, inquiry or investigation, and(f) provide further information and clarification as ordered by a court or inquiry.(4) In discharging their duty under subsection (2), public authorities and public servants and officials must have regard to the pleadings, allegations, terms of reference and parameters of the relevant proceedings, inquiry or investigation but may not be limited by them, in particular where they hold information which might change the ambit of the said proceedings, inquiry or investigation.(5) The duties in subsections (1) and (2) must-(a) be read subject to existing laws relating to privacy, data protection and national security, and(b) apply in a qualified way with respect to private law and non-public functions as set out in subsection (6), and(c) not be limited by any issue of insurance indemnity.(6) The duties in subsections (1) and (2) will be enforceable by application to the relevant court or inquiry chairperson by any person affected by the alleged breach, or the court or inquiry may act of its own motion.(7) Where there are no extant court or inquiry proceedings, the duties may be enforced by judicial review proceedings in the High Court.”Member’s explanatory statement This new clause would require public authorities, public servants and officials to act in the public interest and with transparency, candour and frankness when carrying out their duties in relation to major incidents.

Ayes 238, Noes 217.

Debate in Parliament |

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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
Bishop4 016.0%
Con0 197 (+2 tell)68.2%
Crossbench36 926.3%
DUP0 350.0%
Green2 0100.0%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Judge0 111.1%
Lab121 (+2 tell) 071.5%
LDem60 074.1%
Non-affiliated10 323.2%
PC2 0100.0%
UUP0 2100.0%
Total:236 21555.6%

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 Cameron of DillingtonCrossbenchno
Baroness Cavendish of Little VeniceCrossbenchno
Viscount Colville of CulrossCrossbench (front bench)no
Viscount Craigavon Crossbenchno
Lord Craig of RadleyCrossbenchno
Lord de Clifford Crossbenchno
Lord Faulks Non-affiliated (front bench)no
Lord Greenway Crossbenchno
Lord Kakkar Crossbenchno
Baroness O'Neill of BengarveCrossbenchno
Baroness Stowell of BeestonNon-affiliated (front bench)no
Lord Young of Old WindsorNon-affiliated (front bench)no

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