Clause 13 - Power to make consequential provision

Part of Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 22 October 2020.

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Photo of Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence) 2:30, 22 October 2020

I have little to add to what I previously said. The point of these provisions is simply to formalise our position and make sure that where we should have derogated previously to prevent the abuses that we have seen, and we have not, we simply bring forward legislation to make it mandatory to consider that derogation and prove the workings thereof.