On 17th January 2018 the House of Lords considered the Government’s Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill at its Report Stage. The Bishop of Durham took part in a vote on an amendments to the Bill:
Lord Judge moved amendment 71A, in clause 41, page 28, line 38, at end to insert:
“( ) Regulations under subsection (1) may not make provisions that create new criminal offences.”
The House divided: Contents: 264 | Not Contents: 185 | Result: Government defeat
The Bishop of Durham voted Content.