On 4th July 2016 the House of Lords voted on an amendment to the Government’s Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016. The Bishop of Chester, Rt Revd Peter Forster, took part.
The motion, moved by Labour’s Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, proposed as an amendment to the motion in the name of Lord Callanan, to leave out “and calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to withdraw them” and insert “and further regrets that the Regulations are not to be accompanied by a public information campaign to reassure smokers that electronic cigarettes are less harmful than normal smoking; that smoking cessation services are being cut back at the same time as the Regulations are being introduced; and that the Regulations are due for implementation before the Government have published their tobacco strategy.”
The House divided: Contents: 57 | Not Contents: 91 | Result: Government Win
The Bishop of Chester voted Content.