Iain Stewart

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

Conservative MP for Milton Keynes South

@iainastewart https://facebook.com/iain.stewartmp

Military Covenant

The armed forces covenant sets out the relationship between the nation, the government and the armed forces. It recognises the nation's moral obligation to members of the armed forces and their families. MPs have voted on the extent to which there should be special provisions for current, and former, service personnel in relation to public services.

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Iain Stewart generally voted against strengthening the Military Covenant

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Key votes about strengthening the Military Covenant:

  • On 7 Dec 2021: Iain Stewart voted not to waive immigration and nationality related fees for non UK citizens in the UK armed forces, those who have served for at least five years, and their dependents. Show vote
  • On 6 Dec 2021: Iain Stewart voted not to require the Government to have due regard to the special circumstances of current and former members of the armed services when exercising certain functions in relation to England. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2021: Iain Stewart voted not to require a review of the mental health treatment provided to Armed Forces personnel. Show vote
  • On 23 Jun 2021: Iain Stewart voted not to require central government departments to have due regard to the special situation of current or former members of the armed services when carrying out certain functions relating to housing, education and health in England. Show vote
  • On 23 Jun 2021: Iain Stewart voted not to require accommodation provided to service people in Scotland to meet the Scottish Housing Quality Standard, the main measure of housing quality in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 23 Jun 2021: Iain Stewart voted not to cap immigration and nationality related fees at level of the actual cost for citizens of Commonwealth countries who have who have served at least four years in the UK armed forces and for anyone who has served at least four years in the Brigade of Gurkhas. Show vote
  • On 27 Apr 2021: Iain Stewart voted against establishing a duty of care standard in relation to legal, pastoral and mental health support provided to service personnel involved in investigations or litigation arising from overseas operations. Show vote
  • On 21 Apr 2021: Iain Stewart voted not to require the Service Prosecuting Authority to review investigations into allegations related to overseas operations and to decide if to continue them. Show vote
  • On 21 Apr 2021: Iain Stewart voted not to exclude actions against the UK brought by serving or former members of the armed services from proposed, more restrictive, time limits on actions in respect of personal injuries, death or human rights claims which relate to overseas operations of the armed forces. Show vote
  • On 21 Apr 2021: Iain Stewart voted against establishing a duty of care standard in relation to legal, pastoral and mental health support provided to service personnel involved in investigations or litigation arising from overseas operations. Show vote
  • On 3 Nov 2020: Iain Stewart voted not to exclude actions against the UK brought by serving or former members of the armed services from proposed, more restrictive, time limits on actions in respect of personal injuries, death or human rights claims which relate to overseas operations of the armed forces. Show vote
  • On 3 Nov 2020: Iain Stewart voted to apply restrictions on the prosecution of members of the armed forces in relation to their conduct on overseas deployment even where prosecution is required by an international treaty. Show vote
  • On 3 Nov 2020: Iain Stewart voted to apply restrictions on the prosecution of members of the armed forces in relation to their conduct on overseas deployment even in cases of alleged torture. Show vote
  • On 3 Nov 2020: Iain Stewart voted for prosecutions in respect of historical conduct by British armed services personnel on overseas operations to only take place in exceptional circumstances. Show vote
  • On 23 Sep 2020: Iain Stewart voted for prosecutions in respect of conduct by British armed services personnel on overseas operations to only take place in exceptional circumstances. Show vote
  • On 26 Jun 2012: Iain Stewart voted against calling on the Government to strengthen the military covenant and against requesting a reassessment of the assumptions on which the Strategic Defence and Security Review was based. Show vote
  • On 14 Jun 2011: Iain Stewart 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. Show vote
  • On 16 Feb 2011: Iain Stewart voted against a legally binding Military Covenant set out in law. Show vote

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