On 13th March 2019 the House of Lords considered amendments to the Trade Bill. Two Bishops voted on an amendment moved by Lord Fox.
Lord Fox moved amendment 24. Insert the following new clause:
“Trade agreement with the EU: mobility framework
It shall be the objective of the Secretary of State to take all necessary steps to
secure an international trade agreement with the European Union which
includes a mobility framework that enables all UK and EU citizens to exercise
the same reciprocal rights to work, live and study for the purpose of the
provision of trade in goods or services.”
The House divided:
Contents: 254 | Not Contents: 187 | Result: Government defeat
The Bishop of Durham voted Content. The Bishop of Chester voted Not Content.