On 7th March 2017 the House of Lords considered the Government’s EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill at Third Reading. A vote was called on a Liberal Democrat motion that the Bill should not pass.Six Lords Spiritual took part in the vote.
Lord Newby moved, as an amendment to the motion that the bill do now pass, to leave out from “that” to the end and insert “this House declines to allow the bill to pass, because the bill does not provide a mechanism for the people of the United Kingdom to have a vote, prior to the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, on the terms of the new relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union.”
The House divided:
Contents: 95 | Not Contents: 340 | Result: Government Win
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, and the Bishops of Leeds, Oxford, Portsmouth, and Truro voted Not Content.