On 15th January 2018 the House of Lords considered the Government’s Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill at its Report Stage. Several bishops took part in two votes on amendments to the Bill:
Lord Collins of Highbury moved amendment 3, in clause 1, page 2, line 8, at end to insert:
“( ) promote the resolution of armed conflicts or the protection of civilians in conflict zones,
( ) promote compliance with international humanitarian and human rights law,
( ) contribute to multilateral efforts to prevent the spread and use of weapons and materials of mass destruction, or
( ) promote respect for human rights, democracy, the rule of law and good governance.”
The House divided: Contents: 235 | Not Contents: 188 | Result: Government defeat.
The Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishops of Durham, Leeds and Lincoln voted ‘Content’.
Lord Judge moved amendment 45, in clause 16, page 14, line 13, to leave out paragraph (a).
The House divided: Contents: 209 | Not Contents: 191 | Result: Government defeat.
The Bishops of Derby and Durham voted Content.