Amendment 119AA

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Report (3rd Day) – in the House of Lords am 6:00 pm ar 30 Ebrill 2024.

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Lord Wills:

Moved by Lord Wills

119AA: After Clause 39, insert the following new Clause—“Power of Secretary of State to establish an inquiry on major incidents(1) Within six months of the declaration of a major incident under section 28(2), the Secretary of State must make a statement to the House of Commons on whether they intend to establish—(a) an inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005,(b) an alternative fact-finding inquiry, or(c) no inquiry at that time.(2) A person or persons appointed to hold an inquiry established under subsection (1)(b) must be granted the powers to see and report on all relevant documentation.(3) A statement under subsection (1) must set out why the Secretary of State believes the decision is in the public interest. (4) In consideration of the public interest, the Secretary of State must demonstrate that they have had regard to timeliness, cost, transparency and the emotional and financial interests of the parties.”

Photo of Lord Wills Lord Wills Llafur

My Lords, I heard what the Minister had to say about this amendment, but in view of the seriousness of what is involved here, the timeliness of a resolution for victims and the bereaved, and the cost to the taxpayer, I would like to test the opinion of the House.

Ayes 209, Noes 209.

Rhif adran 4 Victims and Prisoners Bill - Report (3rd Day) — Amendment 119AA

Ie: 207 Members of the House of Lords

Na: 207 Members of the House of Lords

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Na: A-Z fesul cyfenw


Photo of Lord Faulkner of Worcester Lord Faulkner of Worcester Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

My Lords, there being an equality of votes, in accordance with Standing Order 55, which provides that no proposal to amend a Bill in the form in which it is before the House shall be agreed to unless there is a majority in favour of such amendment, I declare the amendment disagreed to.

Amendment 119AA disagreed.

Clause 40: Compensation for victims of the infected blood scandal