Votes: Trade Bill

On 7th December the House of Lords considered amendments to the Government’s Trade Bill. Three votes on amendments were held in which Lords Spiritual took part. All three amendments were passed:

Amendment 6 
Lord Purvis of Tweed moved amendment 6, after clause 2, to insert the new clause Parliamentary approval of trade agreements.
(also sponsored by Bishop of St Albans):
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The amendment was agreed: Government defeat
Voted Content: Archbishop of Canterbury, Bishops of Manchester, Salisbury, St Albans

Amendment 8:
Lord Collins of Highbury moved amendment 8, after clause 2, to insert the new clause Free trade agreements: determination on compliance with international obligations and state actions.
(also sponsored by Bishop of St Albans).
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The amendment was agreed: Government defeat
Voted Content: Archbishop of Canterbury, Bishops of Manchester, Worcester

Amendment 9:
Lord Alton of Liverpool moved amendment 9, after clause 2, to insert the new clause Agreements with states accused of committing genocide.
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The amendment was agreed: Government defeat
Voted Content: Bishops of Leeds, Salisbury and St Albans