New Clause 5 - RESTRICTIONS ON TIME LIMITS: ACTIONS BROUGHT AGAINST THE CROWN BY SERVICE PERSONNEL

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 3rd November 2020.

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Nothing in this Part applies to any action brought against the Crown by a person who is a member or former member of the regular or reserve forces, or of a British overseas territory force to whom section 369(2) of the Armed Forces Act 2006 (persons subject to service law) applies.—(John Healey.)

This new clause amends Part 2 of the Bill so that it explicitly excludes actions brought against the Crown by serving or former service personnel from the limitations on courts’ discretion that the Part imposes in respect of actions relating to overseas operations.

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Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

Division number 156 Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill — New Clause 5 - RESTRICTIONS ON TIME LIMITS: ACTIONS BROUGHT AGAINST THE CROWN BY SERVICE PERSONNEL

Aye: 265 MPs

No: 336 MPs

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The House divided: Ayes 266, Noes 336.

Question accordingly negatived.

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