Votes: UK Internal Market Bill

On 9th November 2020 the House of Lords debated and voted on the Government’s UK Internal Market Bill during its Committee stage. A cross-party group of Peers, including the Bishop of Leeds, had tabled motions that all the clauses of Part 5 of the Bill, which covered Northern Ireland, international law, and executive powers,  should not remain in the Bill. These successfully passed by large majorities across two votes. Nine bishops took part in the votes.

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill

Lord True moved that clause 42 stand part.

Division: 165 Contents, 433 Not Contents

The motion was disagreed – Government defeat

The Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishops of Coventry, Durham, Leeds, Manchester, Rochester, Salisbury, Southwark and Worcester voted Not Content.


Lord True moved that clause 44 stand part.

Division: 148 Contents, 407 Not Contents

The motion was disagreed – Government defeat

The Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishops of Durham, Leeds, Manchester, Rochester, Salisbury, Southwark and Worcester voted Not Content.