Deregulation Bill – Divisons

On 3rd and 5th February 2015, three bishops took part in divisions on the Government’s Deregulation Bill, during its Report Stage.

House of Lords Division Lobby
House of Lords Division Lobby

Amendment 3

Lord Low of Dalston moved Amendment 3, which proposed to preserve employment tribunals’ current powers to make wider recommendations following a finding of unlawful discrimination.

The Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Revd James Newcome, and the Bishop of St Albans, the Rt Revd Alan Smith, voted ‘content’. No bishop voted ‘not content’.

There were: Contents: 190 | Not Contents: 259 | Result: Government Win

Amendment 4

Baroness Thornton moved Amendment 4, which concerned the subcontracting of private hire vehicles.

The Bishop of St Albans, the Rt Revd Alan Smith, voted content. No bishop voted ‘not content’.

There were: Contents: 191 | Not Contents: 235 | Result: Government Win

(via Parliament.uk)

Amendment 32A

Baroness Meacher moved Amendment 32A which related to the delegation by local authorities of their child protection functions and services.

The Bishop of Chester, the Rt Revd Peter Forster, voted ‘content’. No bishop voted ‘not content’.

There were: Contents: 127 | Not Contents: 163 | Result: Government Win

(via Parliament.uk)