New Clause 17 — Duties of public bodies and Ministers

Armed Forces Bill (Programme) (No. 2) – in the House of Commons at 9:27 pm on 14th June 2011.

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  • Division number 293
    A majority of MPs voted against requiring public bodies and minsters to consider the effects of people's service in the armed forces when setting healthcare, education and housing policy and to consider if special provisions for current, and former, service personnel are justified.

‘(1) In preparing policy, public bodies and Ministers must have regard to those matters to which the Secretary of State is to have regard in preparing an armed forces covenant report, under subsection (2A) of section 359A of AFA 2006.

(2) In preparing policy, public bodies and Ministers must consider whether the making of special provision for service people or particular descriptions of service people would be justified.’.—(Gemma Doyle.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The Committee divided:

Ayes 213, Noes 291.

Division number 293 Armed Forces Bill — New Clause 17 — Special Health, Housing and Education Provisions for Service Personnel

A majority of MPs voted against requiring public bodies and minsters to consider the effects of people's service in the armed forces when setting healthcare, education and housing policy and to consider if special provisions for current, and former, service personnel are justified.

Aye: 213 MPs

No: 290 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 142 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.

The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

Bill, as amended, reported.

Bill to be considered tomorrow