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Slavery — Question for Short Debate (30 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Bates: ...the Gangmasters Licensing Authority and the work which it has done. We are moving it from Defra into the Home Office as part of this overall initiative, and I think that was touched upon by the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Derby. We want to see that happen. However, I think it was absolutely right for the scale to be focused on. The noble Baroness, Lady Cox—I want to call her...

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Ordination of Women (30 October 2014)

Diana Johnson: What assessment the Church of England has made of the potential effects of clause 2 of the Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure 2014 on women.

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Episcopal Vacancies (30 October 2014)

Tony Baldry: There are a number of very impressive senior women in the Church of England, including cathedral deans such as the one to whom the hon. Gentleman referred. There are also women archdeacons and others who I am sure will be in contention for early appointment as women bishops in the Church of England.

Serious Crime Bill [HL] — Report (2nd Day) (28 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...College of Nursing supports that view. As we heard in Committee, the whole House shares an abhorrence of the practice of FGM and we can all agree that more needs to be done to stop such violence against women and girls. There are nuances on how best to tackle such abuse, but we all agree on the principle: FGM must end, and this Government are committed to ending it. I will comment on the...

Young People: Alternatives to University — Motion to Take Note (23 October 2014)

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston: ...good social skills and familiarity with all aspects of social media online. A positive hope is that the popularity of social media among young people, with all its risks and allure, will help close the gender gap, with more young women keen to learn digital skills. As we heard from the noble Lord, Lord Addington, technology and online access may also be a new way into work for people with...

Royal Assent (23 October 2014)

The following Measure was given Royal Assent: Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure.

Royal Assent (23 October 2014)

John Bercow: I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that Her Majesty has signified her Royal Assent to the following Measure: Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure 2014.

Bosnia and Herzegovina — Question for Short Debate (21 October 2014)

Lord Hylton: ...houses damaged and 15,000 extra people unemployed. Help is therefore urgently needed now to prevent further unrest. Civil society groups, however, have not gone away and are still demanding change. The bishop of Banja Luka was recently quoted as saying: “People want a new way of organizing the state”. In response to such thoughts, NGOs have been discussing the holding of a...

Women: Public Life — Question (21 October 2014)

The Bishop of Coventry: ...Minister convey in a suitably constitutional way the good wishes of this House to the General Synod when it meets to enact the necessary canon on 17 November, which will make way for the admittance of women to the episcopate in the Church of England?

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure (20 October 2014) See 24 other results from this debate

Tony Baldry: ...is that people have very set views about things. For a long time, all that happened was that people reflected sometimes rather entrenched positions. One of the early contributions of the Archbishop of Canterbury was to encourage a culture in which people could disagree better and then reconcile. I hope that that will be reflected in other areas. A certain amount has been said about clause...

Social Justice Strategy — Motion to Take Note (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Ramsbotham: ...and responding to the speaker. As I reflected on this happy opportunity, I noticed many parallels between the path of the right reverend Prelate to this House and that of my father, who as the Bishop of Wakefield made his maiden speech on a similar subject to today’s. The first time I went to the right reverend Prelate’s lovely cathedral in Ely was as a student at Cambridge...

Business of the House (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

William Hague: The business for next week will be: Monday 20 October—Remaining stages of the Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill, followed by motion to approve a Church of England measure relating to women bishops. Tuesday 21 October—Second Reading of the Recall of MPs Bill. Wednesday 22 October—Opposition day (7th allotted day). There will be debates in the name of the...

Women and Equalities: Equal Pay (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Chris Bryant: The Church of England measure that we are going to consider in this House on Monday provides in clause 2 for an amendment to the Equality Act 2010 that says: “The office of diocesan or suffragan bishop is not a public office.” Why on earth are the Government allowing the Church of England to bring forward a measure that would carve it out of equality measures just at the time when...

Energy: Onshore Wind Farming — Question for Short Debate (15 October 2014)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: ...about landscape and local opinion. My plea to the Government echoes the words used by the most reverend Primate the Archbishop of Canterbury at the finish of last night’s debate on bringing in women bishops. He simply said, “Listen, listen”.

Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure — Motion to Direct (14 October 2014) See 15 other results from this debate

Baroness Northover: My Lords, on behalf of the Government, I, too, welcome the recent vote by the General Synod of the Church of England to allow the consecration and ordination of women bishops. I welcome the most reverend Primate’s presentation tonight of the relevant measure to enable this, and the thoughtful debate that we have had. The most reverend Primate rightly described this as a historic change...

Business of the House (13 October 2014)

William Hague: ...business for the week commencing 20 October will now include: Monday 20 October—Remaining stages of the Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill, followed by a motion to approve a Church of England measure relating to women bishops. Tuesday 21 October—Second Reading of the Recall of MPs Bill. I will announce further business, as usual, during the business statement on...

Iraq — Motion to Take Note (26 September 2014)

Lord Wallace of Tankerness: ...from other expressions of that barbarity, important points were made by the noble Baronesses, Lady Symons of Vernham Dean and Lady O’Neill of Bengarve, about the particular venom and violence directed towards women. That puts very graphically the nature of those with whom we are dealing. My noble friend Lord Alton asked about the International Criminal Court. My understanding is that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Persecution of Christians in Iraq and Syria (23 September 2014)

Roy Beggs: ...to be more than 12 million Christians in Iraq, but now, of a population of some 35 million people, it has been estimated that fewer than 400,000 Christians remain. As was said, religious leaders and bishops have been kidnapped. Businesses and churches have also been bombed and attacked, even on Christmas Day. A Christian Minister of the Environment and public...

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