Public Order Bill — Report (2nd Day) — Amendment 50 — 7 Feb 2023 at 16:54
Moved by Lord Sharpe of Epsom
50: After Clause 16, insert the following new Clause-“Wilful obstruction of highwayIn section 137 of the Highways Act 1980 (penalty for wilful obstruction), after subsection (1) insert-“(1ZA) Subsection (1ZB) applies where-(a) a person wilfully obstructs the free passage along a highway, and(b) the obstruction causes or is capable of causing serious disruption to two or more individuals or an organisation.(1ZB) The fact that the person wilfully obstructed the free passage along the highway as part of or in furtherance of a protest on an issue of current debate does not constitute a lawful excuse for the purposes of subsection (1).(1ZC) For the purposes of subsection (1ZA) an obstruction causes “serious disruption” if it prevents, or would hinder to more than a minor degree, the individuals or the organisation from carrying out their daily activities.””Member's explanatory statementThis new Clause amends section 137 of the Highways Act 1980 (penalty for wilful obstruction of the highway) to provide that where a person wilfully obstructs the free passage along a highway and that obstruction causes or is capable of causing serious disruption, the fact that they did so as part of or in furtherance of a protest on an issue of current debate does not constitute a lawful excuse.
Ayes 239, Noes 248.
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 (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||0||196 (+2 tell)||71.7%|
|Lab||128 (+2 tell)||0||71.8%|
|Lord Aberdare||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Anderson of Ipswich||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Berkeley of Knighton||Crossbench||aye|
|Lord Butler of Brockwell||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice||Crossbench||aye|
|Lord Chartres||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Baroness Finlay of Llandaff||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Hall of Birkenhead||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Hogan-Howe||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Jay of Ewelme||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Kakkar||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Laming||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Baroness Masham of Ilton||Crossbench||aye|
|Lord Trevethin and Oaksey||Crossbench||aye|
|Lord Vaux of Harrowden||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|The Duke of Wellington||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Wilson of Dinton||Crossbench||aye|