On 26th April 2016 a number of votes took place in the House of Lords on the Government’s Immigration Bill, during debates on motions whether to accept or reject amendments made in the House of Commons. The Bishops of Durham and Leeds took part in the Divisions of the House:
Lord Alton of Liverpool moved, as an amendment to Motion A, at end to insert “, and do propose Amendment 59B in lieu: Insert the following new Clause: Asylum seekers: permission to work after nine months. The House divided
Contents: 157 | Not Contents: 217 | Result: Government Win
The Bishops of Durham and Leeds voted Content.
Lord Ramsbotham moved, as an amendment to Motion C, to leave out from “House” to end and insert “do insist on its Amendment 84”. The House divided:
Contents: 271 | Not Contents: 206 | Result: Government Defeat
The Bishop of Leeds voted Content
Lord Dubs moved, as an amendment to Motion E, at end to insert “, and do propose Amendment 87B in lieu: After Clause 37, insert the following new Clause Unaccompanied refugee children: relocation and support. The House divided:
Contents: 279 | Not Contents: 172 | Result: Government Defeat
The Bishop of Leeds voted Content and spoke in support of the amendment.