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Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, session 2019-21

Bill (3)

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

4 November 2020
Lords
18 March 2020
Commons
Bill 117 2019-21 (as introduced) - large font accessible version
18 March 2020
Commons

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

4 November 2020
Lords
Bill 117-EN 2019-21 - large font accessible version
18 March 2020
Commons

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill. For reports of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, see “Select Committee Reports”.

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
10 November 2020
Lords

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

HL Bill 147 Running list of amendments
22 February 2021
Lords
HL Bill 147(e) Amendments for Committee
22 February 2021
Lords
HL Bill 147(d) Amendments for Committee
27 January 2021
Lords
HL Bill 147(c) Amendment for Committee
25 January 2021
Lords
HL Bill 147(b) Amendment for Committee
22 January 2021
Lords
HL Bill 147(a) Amendments for Committee
21 January 2021
Lords
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 3 November 2020
3 November 2020
Commons
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 3 November 2020 - (large print)
3 November 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 30 October 2020
2 November 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 29 October 2020
30 October 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 23 October 2020
26 October 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 22 October 2020
23 October 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 22 October 2020
22 October 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 20 October 2020
21 October 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 20 October 2020
20 October 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 15 October 2020
16 October 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 14 October 2020
15 October 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 October 2020
14 October 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 12 October 2020
13 October 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 9 October 2020
12 October 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 8 October 2020
9 October 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 8 October 2020
8 October 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 6 October 2020
7 October 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 6 October
6 October 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 2 October 2020
5 October 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 1 October 2020
2 October 2020
Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments as at 3 November 2020
3 November 2020
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 22 October 2020
21 October 2020
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 20 October 2020
19 October 2020
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee
13 October 2020
Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

Report stage proceedings for 3 November 2020
4 November 2020
Commons
All proceedings at Public Bill Committee Stage
23 October 2020
Commons

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

Briefing Paper on Committee Stage Report
28 October 2020
Commons
Briefing Paper for Second Reading
22 September 2020
Commons

The following select committee reports have been identified as relevant to the debate on the Bill.

20th Report of the Select Committee on the Constitution
3 December 2020
Lords
30th Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
30 November 2020
Lords

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

25 September 2020
Commons

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill
12 November 2020
Lords

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

House of Commons Committee stage
Written Evidence: Law Society of Scotland (OOB14)
23 October 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Dr Jonathan Morgan, Reader in English Law, University of Cambridge (supplementary) (OOB09)
21 October 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: The Royal British Legion (supplementary) (OOB10)
21 October 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drones (OOB11)
21 October 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Ahmed Al-Nahhas, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) (supplementary) (OOB12)
21 October 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Professor James A. Sweeney LL.B, PhD (OOB13)
21 October 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Reverend Nicholas Mercer, Rector of Bolton Abbey, The Priory Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert, Bolton Abbey, and former Military Lawyer and the Command Legal Adviser for the Iraq War 2003 (OOB05)
15 October 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Assistant Professor Samuel Beswick, Peter A. Allard School of Law, The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada (OOB06)
15 October 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) (OOB07)
15 October 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Reprieve (OOB08)
15 October 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: JUSTICE (OOB02)
9 October 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: John Cubbon (OOB03)
9 October 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: International Committee of the Red Cross (OOB04)
9 October 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: David Lloyd Roberts, MBE, LLM and Charlotte Harford, PhD (OOB01)
7 October 2020
Commons

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

Letter from Baroness Goldie to Lord Craig regarding whether legislation of critical importance to the activities of our Armed Forces should be contained in one Act, as discussed during the Second Reading of the Bill
5 February 2021
Letter from Baroness Goldie to Lord Hendy regarding the absolute six-year time limit, as discussed during the Second Reading of the Bill
5 February 2021
Letter from Baroness Goldie to Viscount Trenchard regarding issues raised during the Second Reading
5 February 2021
Letter from Baroness Goldie to Baroness Bennett regarding whether the Government would continue to show international leadership against rape as a weapon of war, as discussed during the Second Reading
5 February 2021
Letter from Baroness Goldie to Baroness Buscombe regarding whether "overseas operations" includes operations beyond our territorial waters, as discussed during the Second Reading of the Bill
5 February 2021
Letter from Baroness Goldie to Baroness Kennedy regarding the number of Service personnel charged by the Service Prosecuting Authority in the last 20 years, as discussed during the Second Reading of the Bill
5 February 2021
Letter from Baroness Goldie to Baroness Liddell regarding the date of knowledge for claims against the Department for injuries that may take years to show up, as discussed during the Second Reading
5 February 2021
Letter from Baroness Goldie to Baroness Northover regarding what legal advice the Government has received, as discussed during the Second Reading of the Bill
5 February 2021
Letter from Baroness Goldie to Baroness Warsi regarding the definition of "relevant offence", as discussed during the Second Reading of the Bill
5 February 2021
Letter from Baroness Goldie to Lord Astor regarding an issue raised during the Second Reading of the Bill: veteran's thoughts about the measures and support from veterans
5 February 2021
Letter from Baroness Goldie to Lord Browne regarding issues raised during the Second Reading of the Bill: why the Government wants the clause 12 provision and how it would be used, derogation.
5 February 2021
Letter from Johnny Mercer MP to Kevan Jones MP regarding issues raised in the committee stage debate: the timeframe for statutory presumption, and legal representation of families at inquests
3 November 2020

House of Lords 2nd reading
2nd reading (Hansard)
20 January 2021
Lords
2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
20 January 2021
Lords
House of Lords 1st reading
1st reading (Hansard)
4 November 2020
Lords
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
4 November 2020
Lords
House of Commons Report stage
3 November 2020
Commons
House of Commons 3rd reading
3 November 2020
Commons
House of Commons 2nd reading
23 September 2020
Commons

Full transcripts

House of Commons Committee stage
23 October 2020
Commons
23 October 2020
Commons
Committee Debates - compilation pdf of all sittings
23 October 2020
Commons
21 October 2020
Commons
21 October 2020
Commons
15 October 2020
Commons
15 October 2020
Commons
9 October 2020
Commons
9 October 2020
Commons
7 October 2020
Commons
7 October 2020
Commons