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||6||57 (+2 tell)||32.0%|
|Lab||88 (+2 tell)||4||42.9%|
|The Bishop of Durham||Bishop||aye|
|The Bishop of Portsmouth||Bishop||aye|
|Lord Colwyn||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Baroness Flather||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Jopling||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Norton of Louth||Con (front bench)||aye|
|The Earl of Onslow||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Patten of Barnes||Con||aye|
|Lord Armstrong of Ilminster||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Dear||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Baroness Finlay of Llandaff||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Baroness Howarth of Breckland||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Neill of Bladen||Crossbench||no|
|Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve||Crossbench||no|
|Lord Rowe-Beddoe||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lady Saltoun of Abernethy||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Skidelsky||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Walpole||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Clarke of Hampstead||Lab||no|
|Lord Davies of Coity||Lab (minister)||no|
|Lord Chidgey||LDem (front bench)||no|
|The Earl of Mar and Kellie||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Lord Steel of Aikwood||LDem||no|