On 6th September 2019 the House of Lords considered the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill at its Committee, Report and 3rd Reading stages. Three bishops voted against an amendment to the Bill that was tabled by Conservative Peer Lord True, which would have delayed the implementation of the Act until after a General Election had been held.
Lord True moved amendment 2, in clause 5, page 3, line 39, to leave out subsection (5) and insert:
“(5) This section comes into force on the day on which this Act is passed.
(5A) All other provisions of this Act come into force on such date as the Secretary of State may appoint by regulations made by statutory instrument, following the first general election to take place in 2019.”
The House divided:
Contents: 28 | Not Contents: 283 | Result: Amendment defeated
The Bishops of Birmingham, Leeds and Worcester voted Not Content.