On 17th April 2018 the House of Lords considered the Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [HL] at report stage. A vote was taken on an amendment to the Bill and the Bishop of Chester took part:
Lord Tunnicliffe moved amendment 16, in clause 12, page 8, line 36, at end to insert:
“(2A) The Secretary of State must collate comprehensive data on the number and nature of trailer-related road accidents in the United Kingdom, and the Secretary of State must include the findings in a report.
(2B) Such a report must include a recommendation regarding the necessity or not for the compulsory registration of trailers weighing more than 750kg kept or used on roads, regardless of whether the trailer is being used internationally or only in the United Kingdom, in a register to be kept by the Secretary of State.
(2C) The report must be laid before each House of Parliament within the period of one year beginning with the day on which this section comes into force.”
The House divided:
Contents: 215 | Not Contents: 212 | Result: Government Defeat
The Bishop of Chester voted Not Content