On the 25th January 2016 two votes took place during the first day of Report Stage on the Government’s Welfare Reform and Work Bill.
House of Lords Division Lobby
The Bishop of Durham, the Rt Revd Paul Butler, put his own amendment to a vote. It required Government to continue to report on child poverty using income as an indicator.
Contents: 290 | Not Contents: 197 | Result: Government Defeat
The Bishops of Durham, Portsmouth, St Albans and Worcester all voted Content with the amendment. No bishop voted Not Content.
Crossbench Peer Lord Ramsbotham moved an amendment to clause 4 of the Bill, to insert the words “the health and wellbeing of”.
Contents: 110 | Not Contents: 184 | Result: Government Win
The Bishops of chester, Durham, Norwich and Portsmouth all voted Content with the amendment. No bishop voted Not Content.