Votes: Business and Planning Bill

Two votes on amendments to the Government’s Business and Planning Bill took place on Monday 20th July during its Report Stage. The Bishop of St Albans supported both amendments:

Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted moved amendment 53, in clause 12, page 21, line 8, at end to insert “insofar as such an order would relate to affordability.”

Result: 128 Contents, 244 Not Contents

The amendment was disagreed: Government win

The Bishop of St Albans voted Content.


Lord Paddick moved amendment 40, in clause 11, page 9, line 34, at end to insert—

“(5A) Where subsections (4) and (5) apply, off-sales must be made in—

(a) an aluminium or tin-plated steel can;

(b) a sealed glass container; or

(c) a plastic container.

(5B) Subsection (5A) does not apply where the sale of alcohol is for consumption—

(a) in accordance with a pavement licence as defined by Part 1 of this Act; or

(b) in an outdoor space directly attached to the premises and under the control of the licensee.”

Result: 135 Contents, 267 Not Contents

The amendment was disagreed: Government win

The Bishop of St Albans voted Content