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Immigration: Detention — Question for Short Debate (26 March 2015)

Lord Cormack: ...above all, good humour. If you are going to cope with the Church of England, you certainly need a good sense of humour. He displayed this perhaps at its best in October last year when we were debating in this House the Measure on women bishops. There were those of us who are of the catholic persuasion in the Church of England who had some misgivings. What I found particularly notable about...

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (25 March 2015)

Lord Davies of Oldham: .... That means that a change of government is absolutely essential. The greatest need is the one that was expressed by my noble friends Lord McFall and Lord Layard, by the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Portsmouth and by my noble friend Lady Thornton, who talked about the position of women in society. It is that we need an improved public morality. We need to recognise that there is...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Politics and Government (24 March 2015)

Nicholas Clegg: ..., legislated on MP recall and introduced reforms to lobbying. Changes in the law on succession to the Crown will be commenced across all Realms later this week, and the Bill to fast-track Women Bishops into the House of Lords is expected to receive Royal Assent. We have also rolled back some of the previous Government’s infringements on civil liberties, including getting rid of ID...

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: House of Bishops (12 March 2015)

Tony Baldry: My hon. Friend makes a good point. I hope every parliamentary colleague will read the bishops’ pastoral letter. I do not expect everyone to agree with everything in it, but it is a thoughtful and thought-provoking document which makes it clear that the bishops believe that “the great majority of politicians and candidates enter politics with a passion to improve the lives of their...

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Living Wage (12 March 2015)

Ben Bradshaw: ...hon. Gentleman for the superb job he has done as Second Church Estates Commissioner? He should be aware that millions of Anglicans and non-Anglicans across the world, but particularly our fantastic women priests, have him to thank for having saved the Church of England from itself in its original debacle over women bishops. On their behalf, thank you.

Women: Economic Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (5 March 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Baroness Garden of Frognal: My Lords, the debates in the House of Lords for International Women’s Day are always outstanding, and this has been no exception. As the noble Baroness, Lady Crawley, said, it has gone off in wonderful directions. I was pleased that the noble Baroness, Lady King, said that there was clear agreement on much that was mentioned in the debate, although she then seemed to go off in another...

Business of the House: International Women’s Day (5 March 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Jo Swinson: ...celebrating progress and harnessing energy for change. It is right that we should celebrate the great progress we have seen in the past five years. We have seen a huge increase in the number of women on company boards, for example, and the first woman bishop. Also, the First Secretary of State and Leader of the House of Commons, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill (4 March 2015)

Lord Trefgarne: To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what basis they consider that the provisions of the Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill comply with the terms of the European Convention on Human Rights, given the impact of the bill on male diocesan bishops.

New Clause 1 — Natural Justice (27 February 2015)

Tony Baldry: ...and who can be a Member of Parliament, so it is right and appropriate that this Chamber should give it reasonable consideration. I was very grateful to the House for providing half a day for consideration on when women bishops might enter the House of Lords. If we are willing to give half a day to whether women diocesan bishops could be given precedence over others to take their place in...

Mental Health Services — Question for Short Debate (25 February 2015)

The Bishop of St Albans: ...worrying rise in the number of suicides in the UK, particularly among men. There were 6,233 suicides of over-15 year-olds registered in 2013, 252 more than in 2012, with the male suicide rate three times that for women. In the UK, suicide is the main cause of death of young people under the age of 35—more than 1,600 every year. Hundreds more attempt suicide and thousands more...

Modern Slavery Bill — Report (2nd Day) (25 February 2015)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ..., Lord Whitty, who is in his seat this evening, did such distinguished work in helping to create—was established after the fatalities that occurred in Morecambe Bay when some 23 Chinese cockle pickers, men and women, died while they were being ruthlessly exploited by gangmasters. I made the point that this problem has not gone away. As recently as 2011, an almost identical incident...

Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Approve (24 February 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Earl Howe: ...’s ovaries to collect multiple eggs for use in fertility treatments. The risks of OHSS are very well understood, with patients and egg donors carefully monitored. The HFEA’s code of practice requires women undergoing ovarian stimulation to be given information about the possible side effects and risks, including OHSS. Women are informed of the symptoms to look out for and are...

Yarl’s Wood — Question (24 February 2015)

The Bishop of Carlisle: My Lords, in view of the concerns expressed only last Friday by the Joint Committee on Human Rights about women and girls who claim to have been victims of violence and are detained at Yarl’s Wood under the fast-track process, can the Minister tell us whether the Government have any plans for a screening process for people in that position?

Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill: Second Reading (12 February 2015) See 15 other results from this debate

Baroness Garden of Frognal: ..., and I thank my noble friend Lord Faulks for his willingness to share Front-Bench responsibilities for such a significant Bill. In your Lordships’ House, I am the government spokesperson for women and equalities. I happen also to be a woman and an Anglican so, both personally and professionally, I warmly welcome the contributions today and the support for the Bill. Equality of...

Welfare Assistance Schemes — Question for Short Debate (10 February 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: My Lords, first, I join other noble Lords in thanking the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Truro for securing this debate and, in doing so, pay tribute to his work on the hunger inquiry, with which my noble friend Lady Jenkin also engaged and was involved. I have not been asked a question on that specifically, but the Government welcome the report, which is a serious contribution to...

Town Centre Regeneration (England) (10 February 2015)

Barry Sheerman: ...ones. Huddersfield is still a town. Some people argue that it is the largest town. That is not true, although it is a very large town; if Kirklees had been called Huddersfield, we would have been a city. I inform hon. Members that we now have a Bishop of Huddersfield, so we are becoming even more significant as a town. We are also a university town. Any town or city in this country that...

Deregulation Bill — Report (1st Day) (Continued) (3 February 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: ...one, even though there is mounting evidence and support for it on a very wide front. I am particularly pleased that the Church of England is in favour in principle, and I am grateful to the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Carlisle, who regrettably cannot be with us because of a prior engagement but wished to speak strongly in favour, from the position of one of those who would be...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Bishops (2 February 2015)

Tony Baldry: The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York have always had the power to delegate to another bishop their role as chief consecrator. The five guiding principles of the House of Bishops’ declaration which underpinned General Synod’s agreement to women bishops clearly provided a framework to make it possible for arrangements to develop for the Church of England to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Prostitution (2 February 2015)

The Bishop of St Albans: ...on 17 December 2014 (HL3283), whether they will now state what consideration they have given to introducing or amending legislation to criminalise the purchase of sex in order to protect vulnerable women.

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: First Female Bishop (29 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Michael Fabricant: ...MPs like the hon. Member for Huddersfield (Mr Sheerman) who will welcome this, but the whole House. Does my right hon. Friend agree that in four or five years’ time we will—rather like with women newsreaders—take the appointment of a woman bishop as a matter of course?

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