Votes – Offender Rehabilitation Bill / Antisocial Behaviour etc Bill

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House of Lords Division LobbyBishops took part in two votes in the House of Lords yesterday (11th March), on amendments to two separate Government Bills, which were at the final stages of their parliamentary progress.

Offender Rehabilitation Bill

Five bishops voted for Crossbench Peer Lord Ramsbotham’s amendment 1A to the Bill, which sought to ensure that “no alteration or reform may be made to the national structure or the provision of probation services unless the proposals have been laid before, and approved by resolution of, both Houses of Parliament”.

Those voting ‘content’ were the Bishops of Chester, Leicester, Newcastle, Peterborough and St. Albans. No bishop voted ‘not content’.

There were Contents: 243 /  Not Contents: 263. Result: Government Win

(via Parliament.uk)

Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

Two bishops voted for Crossbench Peer Lord Pannick’s amendment 1A to the Bill, which concerned criteria for the payment of compensation for a miscarriage of justice.

Those voting ‘content’ were the Bishops of Newcastle and Peterborough. No bishop voted ‘not content’.

There were Contents: 214 / Not Contents: 253. Result: Government Win

(via Parliament.uk)