- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill came back to the Commons on Wednesday, 6 September 2023. I voted against the Government’s motion to disagree with 6 Lords amendments but in a vote of Ayes: 288 to Noes: 205 to Lords amendments 44D, 44E, 44F, 44G, 44H and 44J were disagreed. The Lords amendments would not remove the Commission’s ability to issue immunity to an individual who comes forward and gives truthful evidence about what happened. Lords amendment 44E is not a veto, but it would allow the families of those who were killed or seriously injured in the troubles to have a voice in the process.