Votes – Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

House of Lords Division Lobby
House of Lords Division Lobby

On 8th, 14th, 20th and 22nd January 2014, seven bishops took part in votes on amendments to the Government’s Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill, during its Report Stage.

On 8th January, Crossbench Peer Lord Dear moved amendment 1, in clause 1, page 1, line 8, to leave out from “in” to end of line 9 and insert “anti-social behaviour.

( ) Anti-social behaviour is:

(a) conduct that has caused, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to any person, or

(b) in the case of an application for an injunction under this section by a housing provider or by a local authority when exercising similar housing management functions, conduct capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to any person.”

The Bishops of Chester, Ripon and Leeds and St Albans voted ‘content’. No bishop voted ‘not content’.

There were Contents: 306 / Not Contents: 178. Result: Government Defeat

(via Parliament.uk)

 

On 14th January, Crossbench Peer Baroness O’Loan moved amendment 80G, to leave out clause 91. The amendment sought to remove a provision in the Bill to allow a court to order eviction where a member of a household has been convicted of an offence in a riot anywhere in the country.

The Bishops of Newcastle, Norwich and Truro voted ‘content’. No bishop voted ‘not content’.

There were Contents: 215 / Not Contents: 248. Result: Government Win

 

Labour Peer Baroness Smith of Basildon moved amendment 86D, before clause 100, to insert the new clause Firearms licences: assessing public safety.

The Bishops of Chester, Newcastle and Worcester voted ‘content’. No bishop voted ‘not content’.

There were Contents: 172 / Not Contents: 227. Result: Government Win

 

Labour Peer Lord Foulkes of Cumnock moved amendment 87, after clause 104, to insert the new clause Assault on workers in public facing roles.

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

There were Contents: 137 / Not Contents: 195. Result: Government Win

(via Parliament.uk)

 

On 20th January, Labour Peer Lord Harris of Haringey moved amendment 92, to insert the new clause Crime and disorder reduction: development control.

The Bishops of Chester and Ripon and Leeds voted ‘not content’. No bishop voted ‘content’.

There were Contents: 179 / Not Contents: 230. Result: Government Win

 

Labour Peer Baroness Smith of Basildon moved amendment 92A, to insert the new clause Long-term police authorisation requiring independent approval.

The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds voted ‘content’. The Bishop of Chester voted ‘not content’.

There were Contents: 165 / Not Contents: 241. Result: Government Win

(via Parliament.uk)

 

On 22nd January, Crossbench Peer Lord Pannick moved Amendment 94E, which sought to lower the threshold for compensation on the grounds of miscarriage of justice.

The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds voted ‘content’. No bishop voted ‘not content’.

There were: Contents: 245 / Not Contents: 222. Result: Government Defeat

(via Parliament.uk)