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Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Wednesday 8 June 2011

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

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Committee of the whole House


 

Armed Forces Bill

 

Secretary Liam Fox

 

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Clause  2,  page  2,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

In preparing an armed forces covenant report the Secretary of State must have

 

regard in particular to—

 

(a)    

the unique obligations of, and sacrifices made by, the armed forces;

 

(b)    

the principle that it is desirable to remove disadvantages arising for

 

service people from membership, or former membership, of the armed

 

forces; and

 

(c)    

the principle that special provision for service people may be justified by

 

the effects on such people of membership, or former membership, of the

 

armed forces.’.

 

Secretary Liam Fox

 

12

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘(2B)    

An armed forces covenant report must state whether, in the Secretary of State’s

 

opinion, any effects covered by the report are such that service people or

 

particular descriptions of service people are at a disadvantage as regards the field

 

or fields in question, when compared with other persons or such descriptions of

 

other persons as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

 

(2C)    

Where the Secretary of State’s opinion is that service people or particular

 

descriptions of service people are at a disadvantage as mentioned in subsection

 

(2B), the report must set out the Secretary of State’s response to that.’.

 

Secretary Liam Fox

 

13

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘(2D)    

As regards effects covered by an armed forces covenant report—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State must consider whether the making of special

 

provision for service people or particular descriptions of service people

 

would be justified; and


 
 

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Armed Forces Bill, continued

 
 

(b)    

where the Secretary of State considers that such provision would be

 

justified, the report must contain a reference to that fact.’.

 


 
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