The Bishop of Birmingham

Former Peer

16 Mar 2022

  • On 16 Mar 2022: the Bishop of Birmingham voted no on Health and Care Bill - Report (4th Day) — Amendment 170 Show vote

17 Jan 2022

  • On 17 Jan 2022: the Bishop of Birmingham voted to add a new Clause to repeal the Vagrancy Act 1824 and establish that begging or sleeping rough is not itself criminal; it would require police officers to balance protection of the community with sensitivity to the problems that cause people to engage in begging or sleeping rough and ensure that general public order enforcement powers should not in general be used in relation to people sleeping rough, and should be used in relation to people begging only where no other approach is reasonably available. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2022: the Bishop of Birmingham voted against adding a new Clause containing provisions about serious disruption prevention orders. These are orders which can be imposed on a person who has committed two protest-related offences or who has, on at least two occasions, committed protest-related breaches of injunctions or caused or contributed to the commission of such offences or breaches or to activity related to a protest that resulted in serious disruption to two or more individuals or to an organisation. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2022: the Bishop of Birmingham voted against adding a new Clause making provision for a senior police officer to give an authorisation applying to a specified locality for a specified period and allowing a constable to stop and search a person or vehicle for an object made, adapted or intended for use in the course of or in connection with an offence listed in the amendment. While the authorisation is in force the constable may exercise the power whether or not they have any grounds for suspecting the person or vehicle is carrying such an object. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2022: the Bishop of Birmingham voted against adding a new Clause amending section 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 to allow a constable to stop and search a person or vehicle if they have reasonable grounds for suspecting that they will find an article made, adapted or intended for use in the course of or in connection with an offence listed in the amendment. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2022: the Bishop of Birmingham voted against adding a new Clause making it an offence for a person to do an act which interferes with the use or operation of key national infrastructure where the person intends the act to have that effect or is reckless as to whether it will do so, subject to a defence of reasonable excuse and a defence applying to industrial action. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2022: the Bishop of Birmingham voted against adding a new Clause containing a new offence of obstructing the construction or maintenance of major transport works. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2022: the Bishop of Birmingham voted to amend Amendment 150 (increasing the penalty for wilfully obstructing a highway) so that it refers only to the Strategic Road Network. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2022: the Bishop of Birmingham voted against adding a new Clause creating a new offence of “locking on”, involving the attachment of an individual to another individual, to an object or to land, or an object to another object or to land. It is a requirement of the offence that the act causes or is capable of causing serious disruption to two or more individuals or an organisation and that the accused intends that to occur or is reckless as to whether it will occur. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2022: the Bishop of Birmingham voted to remove the Clause 56 subsections on the imposition on public processions conditions related to noise. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2022: the Bishop of Birmingham voted to add a new Clause titled “Offences motivated by hostility towards the sex or gender of the victim” Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2022: the Bishop of Birmingham voted to “ask the Government to set up a review of drinks spiking and needle spiking in pubs and clubs.” Show vote

13 Jul 2021

  • On 13 Jul 2021: the Bishop of Birmingham voted no on Procedure and Privileges - Motion to Agree — Amendment to the Motion Show vote

13 Jan 2021

  • On 13 Jan 2021: the Bishop of Birmingham voted yes on Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Report (2nd Day) — Amendment 24 Show vote

20 Jan 2020

  • On 20 Jan 2020: the Bishop of Birmingham voted yes on European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Report (1st Day) — Amendment 1 Show vote

6 Sep 2019

  • On 6 Sep 2019: the Bishop of Birmingham voted no on European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill - Report — Amendment 2 Show vote

4 Sep 2019

  • On 4 Sep 2019: the Bishop of Birmingham voted no on Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders — Amendment to the Motion (2K) Show vote
  • On 4 Sep 2019: the Bishop of Birmingham voted no on Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders — Amendment to the Motion (2J) Show vote
  • On 4 Sep 2019: the Bishop of Birmingham voted no on Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders — Motion Show vote
  • On 4 Sep 2019: the Bishop of Birmingham voted yes on Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders — Motion Show vote

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