Votes: Fisheries Bill

On 22nd and 24th June 2020 votes were held on amendments to the Government’s Fisheries Bill, in which the Bishop of St Albans took part:

House of Lords Division Lobby

Lord Krebs moved amendment 2, in clause 1, page 1, line 12, to leave out subsection (2) and insert—
“(2) The “sustainability objective” is that—
(a) fish and aquaculture activities do not compromise environmental sustainability in either the short or the long term;
(b) subject to subsection (2)(a), fishing fleets must—
(i) be managed to achieve economic, social and employment benefits and contribute to the availability of food supplies, and
(ii) have fishing capacity that is economically viable but does not overexploit marine stocks.
(2A) The sustainability objective is the prime fisheries objective.”

The amendment was passed by 310 to 251, a Government defeat.

The Bishop of St Albans voted for the amendment.


Baroness Jones of Whitchurch moved amendment 22, after clause 17, to insert the new clause National landing requirement.

The amendment was passed by 281 to 263, a Government defeat.

The Bishop of St Albans voted for the amendment.