On 19th November 2014, four bishops took part in two divisions of the House of Lords, during the Report Stage of the Government’s Consumer Rights Bill.
Shadow Business Spokesperson, Labour peer Lord Stevenson of Balmacara, moved amendment 1, to insert the new clause Consumer credit: bill of sale. The amendment sought to develop a new regulatory framework related to bills of sale as a form of consumer credit.
The Bishop of Chester, the Rt Revd Peter Forster, the Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham James, the Bishop of Peterborough, the Rt Revd Donald Allister, and the Bishop of Worcester, the Rt Revd John Inge, all voted ‘not content’ with the amendment. No bishop voted ‘content’.
There were Contents: 176 | Not Contents: 244 | Result: Government Win
Conservative peer Lord Moynihan moved amendment 13, to insert the new clause Secondary ticketing platforms: seller profiles and ticket information. The amendment sought to tackle online ticketing fraud through reforms to the information required of secondary ticketing platforms.
The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham James and the Bishop of Worcester, the Rt Revd John Inge voted ‘content.’ The Bishop of Chester, the Rt Revd Peter Forster, voted ‘not content.’
There wereContents: 183 | Not Contents: 171 | Result: Government Defeat