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.

Debate in Parliament | Source |

Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Bishop2 320.0%
Con6 57 (+2 tell)32.0%
Crossbench18 1517.8%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Lab88 (+2 tell) 442.9%
LDem28 339.2%
UKIP0 150.0%
UUP0 1100.0%
Total:143 8432.3%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible lord who could have voted in this division

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Lord Armstrong of IlminsterCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Bridges Crossbenchno
Lord Chidgey LDem (front bench)no
Lord Chorley Crossbenchno
Lord Clarke of HampsteadLabno
Lord Colwyn Con (front bench)aye
Lord Davies of CoityLab (minister)no
Lord Dear Crossbench (front bench)no
The Bishop of DurhamBishopaye
Baroness Finlay of LlandaffCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Flather Con (front bench)aye
Lord Greenway Crossbenchno
Lord Hodgson of Astley AbbottsCon (front bench)aye
Baroness Howarth of BrecklandCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Jopling Con (front bench)aye
Lord Kirkhill Labno
The Earl of Mar and KellieLDem (front bench)no
Lord Monson Crossbenchno
Lord Neill of BladenCrossbenchno
Lord Norton of LouthCon (front bench)aye
Baroness O'Neill of BengarveCrossbenchno
The Earl of OnslowCon (front bench)aye
Lord Patten of BarnesConaye
Lord Pendry Labno
The Bishop of PortsmouthBishopaye
Lord Rowe-Beddoe Crossbench (front bench)no
Lady Saltoun of AbernethyCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Skidelsky Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Steel of AikwoodLDemno
Lord Walpole Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Warnock Crossbenchno

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