New Clause 7 - Employment of members of reserve forces

Defence Reform Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:15 pm on 22nd October 2013.

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‘(1) Section 39 of the Equality Act 2010 shall apply to serving and former members of the reserve forces as if membership of such forces were a protected characteristic under section 4 of that Act.

(2) Members of the reserve forces are required to disclose their membership to potential employers upon application for employment.

(3) The Secretary of State shall within one year of this Act coming into force establish an employer engagement committee to act as an advisory body on the recruitment and retention of members of the reserve forces.

(4) The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament an annual report of the Employer Engagement Committee detailing its activities and recommendations for the Government.’.— (Mr Jones.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The Committee divided: Ayes 6, Noes 10.

Division number 6 Decision Time — New Clause 7 - Employment of members of reserve forces

Aye: 6 MPs

No: 10 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.