Divisions – Modern Slavery Bill

On 4th March 2015, three bishops took part in a division on the Government’s Modern Slavery Bill, relating to giving the powers to the Secretary of State to appoint a body which could maintain a website enabling greater business supply chain transparency. 

House of Lords Division Lobby
House of Lords Division Lobby

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Bishop of Chester and Bishop of Derby voted ‘Content’ to support Lord Alton’s amendment 3 to the Modern Slavery Bill.

Amendment 3

Lord Alton of Liverpool moved amendment 3, in clause 54, page 42, line 44, at end to insert:

“(11A) The Secretary of State may by regulations appoint an organisation or an individual to collate slavery and human trafficking statements, and to maintain a website on which to publish those statements in a form in which the published data is searchable by members of the public without charge.”

The House divided:

Contents: 205 | Not Contents: 232 | Result: Government Win