Clause 18 - Immunity from prosecution

Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:42 pm on 18 July 2023.

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Votes in this debate

Motion made, and Question put, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 44.—(Chris Heaton-Harris.)

Division number 308 Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill — Clause 18 - Immunity from prosecution

Aye: 290 MPs

No: 199 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name

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No: A-Z by last name

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The House divided: Ayes 292, Noes 200.

Question accordingly agreed to.

Lords amendment 44 disagreed to.

Government amendments (a) to (c) made to the words so restored to the Bill.

Lords amendments 1 to 19, 21 to 43, 45 to 118, 120 to 129 and 119 agreed to.

Government consequential amendment (a) made to Lords amendment 119.

Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. I recently asked the Minister for Immigration what the cost to the taxpayer was of painting over murals featuring cartoons designed to welcome lone child refugees at an immigration centre. The Minister replied, saying that there was no cost. To me, this answer does not seem to be possible, unless overstretched workers were redeployed from far more pressing duties and the Minister himself brought the paint in from home. Can I seek your advice on how I can get clarity on the accuracy of the Minister’s answer?

Photo of Roger Gale Roger Gale Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means

Order. The hon. Lady will be fully aware that all Members, including Ministers, are responsible for the words that they utter in this Chamber. The usual channels will have heard what she has had to say. If the Minister chooses to come to the House and make a comment or correct a statement then that is up to the Minister, but it is not a point of order for the Chair.