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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Marsha de Cordova generally voted for strengthening the Military Covenant

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Major votes

  • On 1 Mar 2022: Marsha de Cordova voted to empower ministers to extend the period during which employers of someone who has left the armed forces benefit from a reduction in national insurance payable in connection with that person's employment. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2021: Marsha de Cordova voted to waive immigration and nationality related fees for non UK citizens in the UK armed forces who have served for at least five years, and their dependents. Show vote
  • On 6 Dec 2021: Marsha de Cordova voted 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 23 Jun 2021: Marsha de Cordova voted 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: Marsha de Cordova voted 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: Marsha de Cordova voted 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: Marsha de Cordova voted to establish 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: Marsha de Cordova voted 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: Marsha de Cordova voted to establish 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: Marsha de Cordova voted 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: Marsha de Cordova voted not to apply restrictions on the prosecution of members of the armed forces in relation to their conduct on overseas deployment where prosecution is required by an international treaty. Show vote
  • On 3 Nov 2020: Marsha de Cordova voted not to apply restrictions on the prosecution of members of the armed forces in relation to their conduct on overseas deployment in cases of alleged torture. Show vote
  • On 3 Nov 2020: Marsha de Cordova voted against prosecutions in respect of historical conduct by British armed services personnel on overseas operations only taking place in exceptional circumstances. Show vote
  • On 23 Sep 2020: Marsha de Cordova was absent for a vote on Overseas Operations (Service Personnel And Veterans) Bill — Presumption Against Prosecution — Second Reading Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 13 Jul 2021: Marsha de Cordova voted to require a review of the mental health treatment provided to Armed Forces personnel. Show vote
  • On 21 Apr 2021: Marsha de Cordova voted to require the Service Prosecuting Authority to review investigations into allegations related to overseas operations and to decide if to continue them. Show vote

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