Clause 8 — Desertion

Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 5:00 pm on 22nd May 2006.

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Photo of Angus MacNeil Angus MacNeil Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 5:00 pm, 22nd May 2006

The Bill does not say what people hope it says. It refers to life imprisonment for avoiding a service. It does not refer to being on active service. We are not talking about desertion in the heat of battle, but a conscious thought before battle.