Votes: Agriculture Bill

On 20th October three votes were held on the Government’s Agriculture Bill, on whether the Lords agreed with the decisions of the Commons to reject amendments they had passed to the Bill at earlier stages, or whether they would propose new amendments in lieu. The Bishop of St Albans took part:

Lord Whitty moved Motion C1, as an amendment to Motion C, at end to insert “but do propose amendment 11B in lieu—

Insert the following new Clause—

Application of pesticides: limitations on use to protect human health”

158 Contents, 260 Not Contents

The amendment was disagreed: Government win

The Bishop of St Albans voted Content


Lord Grantchester moved Motion E1, as an amendment to Motion E, at end to insert “but do propose Amendment 16B in lieu—

Insert the following new Clause—

Duty to seek equivalence on agri-food standards in relation to future trade”

282 Contents, 244 Not Contents

The amendment was agreed: Government defeat

The Bishop of St Albans voted Content


Lord Curry of Kirkharle moved Motion G1, as an Amendment to Motion G, at end to insert “but do propose Amendment 18B in lieu—

Insert the following new Clause—

Trade and standards”

278 Contents, 200 Not Contents

The amendment was agreed: Government defeat

The Bishop of St Albans voted Content