Votes – Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill 2017-19

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:

House of Lords Division Lobby

Division 1

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’.

Division 2

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.