On 21st March 2023, Baroness Pinnock tabled a Motion to Regret on the Building Safety (Leaseholder Protections) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2023. A vote was held on the motion, in which Bishops took part:
The Bishop of Manchester, the Bishop of St Albans, the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, and the Bishop of Worcester took part in a vote on Baroness Pinnock’s motion to regret regarding the Building Safety (Leaseholder Protections) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2023:
Baroness Pinnock moved that this House regrets that in laying the Building Safety (Leaseholder Protections) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 (SI 2023/126) His Majesty’s Government have not published data on the number of landlords who have benefited from an error which allowed landlords to transfer costs of remedying historical building defects on to their leaseholders; further regrets that His Majesty’s Government have no intention to identify leaseholders affected by that error to advise them to appeal to the First-tier Tribunal to recover costs; and calls on His Majesty’s Government to publish these figures in a spirit of transparency and write to those affected with clear guidance on how to recover costs.
The motion was agreed. Content: 185 / Not Content: 138.
The Bishop of Manchester, the Bishop of St Albans, the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, and the Bishop of Worcester voted Content.
On 8th March 2021 the House of Lords considered amendments to the Government’s Domestic Abuse Bill at its Report Stage.
Five bishops took part in a vote on an amendment from Baronesss Campbell of Surbiton on including carers or those with “personally connected lives” in the scope of the Bill to prevent abuse by a care giver. Continue reading “Votes: Domestic Abuse Bill”
On 14th December votes were held in the House of Lords on the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill during its ‘ping-pong’ stage between Houses. Bishops supported two motions tabled by Peers to insist on amendments to the Bill that had been turned down by the Government in the House of Commons.
On 7th December the House of Lords voted on a Motion to approve a Report on the conduct of Lord Maginnis, a Member of the House. A vote for approval would also require the suspension of the Member. The Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop of Manchester took part:
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