Criminal Justice and Courts Bill – Divisions

House of Lords Division Lobby
House of Lords Division Lobby

On 9th December 2014, four bishops took part in divisions on the Government’s Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, during ‘ping-pong’ between the House of Lords and the House of Commons. The amendments dealt with secure colleges and judicial review. Bishops previously voted in favour of amendments on judicial review, and details can be found here.

 

Amendment A1

Crossbench Peer Lord Ramsbotham moved amendment A1, which sought to introduce an exemption for children under fifteen with regards to the use of secure colleges in criminal justice for young offenders.

The Bishop of Chester, the Rt Revd Peter Forster, the Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham James, the Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Revd James Langstaff and the Bishop of Sheffield, the Rt Revd Steven Croft, all voted ‘content’. No bishop voted ‘not content’.

There were: Contents: 304 | Not Contents: 240 | Result: Government Defeat

(via Parliament.uk)

 

Amendment B1

Crossbench Peer Lord Pannick moved amendment B1, which sought to allows courts or tribunals to act at their own discretion, if it is deemed in the public interest to do so.

The Bishop of Chester, the Bishop of Norwich and the Bishop of Sheffield all voted ‘content’. No bishop voted ‘not content’.

There were: Contents: 274 | Not Contents: 205 | Result: Government Defeat

(via Parliament.uk)

 

Amendment C1

Lord Pannick moved amendment C1, which sought to allow courts to retain discretion in the awarding of costs and of the disclosure of financial information by applicants.

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

There were: Contents: 210 | Not Contents: 192 | Result: Government Defeat

(via Parliament.uk)

 

Amendment D1

Lord Pannick moved amendment D1, which sought to endow the High Court and Court of Appeals with discretion over the role of ‘interveners’ in judicial review applications.

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

There were: Contents: 160 | Not Contents: 190 | Result: Government Win

(via Parliament.uk)