Votes – Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill

House of Lords Division Lobby
House of Lords Division Lobby

On 13th and 15th January 2014, two bishops took part in votes on amendments to the Government’s Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill, during its Report Stage.

On 13th January, Conservative Peer Lord Norton of Louth moved amendment 26, after clause 23, to insert the new clause Publication of communications.

The Bishop of Newcastle voted ‘content’. No bishop voted ‘not content’.

There were Contents: 175 / Not Contents: 226. Result: Government Win

 

Labour Peer Lord Monks moved amendment 28A, which sought to ensure that trade unions are able to complete their obligations to confidentiality under the Bills provisions.

The Bishop of Newcastle voted ‘content’. No bishop voted ‘not content’.

There were Contents: 157 / Not Contents: 216. Result: Government Win

(via Parliament.uk)

 

On 15th January 2014, Lord Harries of Pentregarth moved amendment 45, which sought to exclude background staff costs from the financial limits imposed on third parties by the Bill.

The Bishops of Derby and Newcastle voted ‘content’. No bishop voted ‘not content.’

There were Contents: 236 / Not Contents: 193. Result: Government Defeat

(via Parliament.uk)