Amendment 66

Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill - Report (2nd Day) – in the House of Lords at 4:25 pm on 26 June 2023.

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Lord Murphy of Torfaen:

Moved by Lord Murphy of Torfaen

66: Clause 18, leave out Clause 18Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment would remove Clause 18 from the Bill, preventing a person from requesting immunity from prosecution as part of the ICRIR’s investigations of Troubles-related conduct.

Photo of Lord Murphy of Torfaen Lord Murphy of Torfaen Labour

My Lords, this amendment deletes Clause 18, which introduces conditional immunity in the Bill. This is the most contentious and controversial part of the Bill. It is almost universally condemned in Northern Ireland, and I wish to test the opinion of the House.

Ayes 197, Noes 185.

Division number 2 Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill - Report (2nd Day) — Amendment 66

Aye: 195 Members of the House of Lords

No: 183 Members of the House of Lords

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Amendment 66 agreed.

Clause 19: No immunity from prosecution for sexual offences