Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill — 5 Mar 2008 at 19:00
moved Amendment No. 144B:
After Clause 129, insert the following new Clause-
"Blasphemy and blasphemous libel
(1) The offences of blasphemy and blasphemous libel under the common law of England and Wales are abolished.
(2) In section 1 of the Criminal Libel Act 1819 (60 Geo. 3 & 1 Geo. 4 c. 8) (orders for seizure of copies of blasphemous or seditious libel) the words "any blasphemous libel, or" are omitted.
(3) In sections 3 and 4 of the Law of Libel Amendment Act 1888 (c. 64) (privileged matters) the words "blasphemous or" are omitted.
(4) Subsections (2) and (3) (and the related repeals in Schedule 38) extend to England and Wales only."
On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 144B) shall be agreed to?
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 148; Not-Contents, 87.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Content)||Minority (Not-Content)||Turnout|
|Con||7||57 (+2 tell)||32.0%|
|Lab||88 (+2 tell)||4||42.7%|
|Lord Clarke of Hampstead||Lab||no|
|Lord Davies of Coity||Lab||no|
|The Bishop of Durham||Bishop||aye|
|Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts||Con||aye|
|The Earl of Mar and Kellie||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Lord Norton of Louth||Con||aye|
|The Earl of Onslow||Con||aye|
|Lord Patten of Barnes||Con||aye|
|The Bishop of Portsmouth||Bishop||aye|
|Lord Steel of Aikwood||LDem||no|