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Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (25 May 2016)

Lord Davies of Oldham: My Lords, my first task is to congratulate the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Newcastle on her inspiring contribution. I have a very close friend who is a Geordie. I fear he spends rather more time at St James’ than at St Augustine’s, although he is a fairly regular churchgoer. I will certainly be able to give his spirits a little lift—and, by heavens, those who went...

Immigration: Detention of Pregnant Women - Question (25 May 2016)

the Bishop of Southwark: My Lords, I would be grateful if the Minister would detail the criteria and give examples of the exceptional circumstances that justify the detention of pregnant women under the Act.

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (24 May 2016)

Viscount Waverley: My Lords, all forms of extremist behaviour are to be deplored. The right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Southwark, who is not in his place, was absolutely right to draw attention to the challenges of defining extremism. However, when he went on to refer to the need to defend the freedom to speak fearlessly, I say to him with respect but concern that that should surely be only within the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (23 May 2016)

Earl Howe: ...to protracted crisis, a renewed commitment to the protection of civilians in conflict, a reformed humanitarian system, including smarter financing, and a stronger focus on protecting and empowering women and girls. The well-founded passion of my noble friend Lady Perry for education was echoed in a question from the noble Lord, Lord Collins, about the Education Cannot Wait Fund. Today, 37...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope: ...when it should be the other way around. I am sure that the Minister knows that, because she has a lot of experience in business. I hope she can help on that issue. I want to say a word of support for the comments of the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Durham and the noble Earl, Lord Listowel. We have often been in the same camp during many campaigns over the months and years. The...

Life Chances Strategy - Question for Short Debate (11 May 2016)

Baroness Altmann: ...schools with additional money to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities. It is up to schools to decide how to spend this funding. I certainly agree with the remarks of the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Truro on food poverty. We have invested 1 billion over two years in universal infant free school meals, for example. Our measures on education will drive...

North East Ambulance Service — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (4 May 2016)

Kevan Jones: ...and Sunderland West (Mrs Hodgson) on securing this debate. In the past 18 months, I have heard about 12 quite serious cases. The ambulance service is in crisis, and that is not down to the men and women who work in it; it is down to the management. Urgent action is needed if we are to avoid people dying and prevent the suffering that my constituents are going through. I will give a flavour...

Hillsborough - Statement (27 Apr 2016)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ..., as thousands of fans were preparing to watch the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, a crush developed in the central pens of the Leppings Lane terrace. Ninety-six men, women and children lost their lives as a result. Hundreds more were injured, and many more were left traumatised. It was this country’s worst disaster at a sporting event. For the families and...

Hillsborough (27 Apr 2016)

Andy Burnham: ...accept the legal submission from the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign and set up a disclosure process? This force has not learned and has not changed. Let me be clear. I do not blame the ordinary police officers—the men and women who did their very best on that day and who today are out there keeping our streets safe—but I do blame their leadership and culture, which seems...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (3rd Day) (Continued) (18 Apr 2016)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: My Lords, I rise to speak to Amendment 80ZB in my name and that of the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of St Albans, for whose support I am grateful, although I know he is unable to be in his place today. I do so in the context of my opposition to Clause 113 and Schedule 7, which is partly for the reasons so eloquently stated by the noble Lord, Lord Kerslake. I have argued before that this...

[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Burma (23 Mar 2016)

Paul Scully: ...considered that the 1982 citizenship law would need to be revised to amend the indigenous and national races list, or to grant citizenship to those whose parents were citizens before 1982. For the internally displaced people in the area, especially women, the major problem is healthcare. They are not allowed to go to hospital freely; they need permission and have to pay bribes. Often, even...

Daesh: Persecution of Christians — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (22 Mar 2016)

Fiona Bruce: ...the other countries of the middle east where Daesh has a strong presence. The number of Christians in Iraq has reduced from 1.4 million to just over a quarter of a million in just a few years. The Bishop of Aleppo said this week that two thirds of Syrian Christians have been either killed or driven away from his country. Acts committed by ISIS against Christians include the assassination...

Immigration Bill — Report (3rd Day) (Continued) (21 Mar 2016)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...catalogued in Early Day Motions tabled in another place, during evidence-taking sessions here, and in letters to the Prime Minister from distinguished and eminent Members of both Houses, including the former Lord Chancellor. Anyone who has heard first-hand accounts from Yazidi women of enslavement and rape or read the reports of mass graves, abductions, crucifixions, killings and torture...

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Representation of Women (17 Mar 2016)

Pauline Latham: I welcome that announcement—I am delighted to hear that we are to have a woman bishop at Repton—but will my right hon. Friend also join me in welcoming the Lords Spiritual (Women) Act 2015, which will enable the Bishops Bench in the other place to better reflect the gender diversity in the Church and in wider society?

[Mr David Crausby in the Chair] — UNHCR: Admission Pathways for Syrian Refugees (16 Mar 2016)

Richard Harrington: ...Khalaf Rasho—I hope she will excuse my pronunciation of the name and of the Welsh. However, I would like to put on record and make it clear that the UK has not done nothing about the Yazidis. Our aid has been reaching a lot of vulnerable women and girls across Iraq, including many Yazidis. For example, we funded the establishment of three centres in the Kurdistan region of Iraq that...

Women: Representation and Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (7 Mar 2016)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: My Lords, the debates for International Women’s Day are always outstanding, and this has been no exception. It has been a privilege to listen to a debate that has, as usual, encapsulated a huge range of topics and themes. I particularly congratulate the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Gloucester and my noble friend Lady Mone on their excellent maiden speeches. They both highlighted...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendment (29 Feb 2016)

Baroness Sherlock: ...future robust data will continue to be published about the incomes of poor children so that we can see what is happening to child poverty in Britain. I congratulate the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Durham on his leadership on this issue and, like all other noble Lords, I thank the Child Poverty Action Group and the End Child Poverty coalition for their work. I thank noble Lords who...


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