- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
The House considered the Lords amendments to the Public Order Bill. The aim of the Bill is to provide the police with greater powers to respond to disruptive protests.
There were 5 votes.
Amendment 5 would introduce a new Clause 9 creating an offence of interference with access to or provision of abortion services. Amendment A would allow conversation or silent prayer.
I voted against this Motion, which was not passed, Ayes: 116, Noes: 299.
Amendment 6 would leave out Clause 11 of the Bill which deals with powers to stop and search and the requirements for suspicion on those powers.
I voted against this Motion, which was passed, Ayes: 281, Noes: 236.
Amendment 1 would introduce a new meaning of “serious disruption” to the powers introduced in the Bill.
I voted against this Motion, which was passed, Ayes: 286, Noes: 235.
Amendment (a) would add a new meaning of the term “serious disruption” to the Bill which includes affecting day to day activities such as travel.
I voted against this Motion, which was passed, Ayes: 285, Noes: 231.
Amendment 20 would leave out Clause 20, which deals with the introduction of “serious disruption prevention orders”.
I voted against this Motion, which was passed, Ayes: 280, Noes: 232.
The Bill will now move to its next stage.