Votes: Policing and Crime Bill

On 7th December 2016 two votes took place on Opposition amendments to the Government’s Policing and Crime Bill, in which two bishops took part.

House of Lords Division Lobby
House of Lords Division Lobby

The first amendment 157 was moved by Lord Rosser and sought ‘to establish the principle of parity of legal funding for bereaved families at inquests involving the police.’

Content 243 | Not Content 208 | Result Government Defeat

The Bishop of Bristol and the Bishop of Chester voted content.


The second amendment 173, moved by Baroness Deech sought to ensure that ‘licensing authorities…secur[e] accessibility for disabled persons‘.

Contents 135 | Not Contents 177 | Result Government Win

The Bishop of Bristol and the Bishop of Chester voted content.

(via Parliament.uk)