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Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 — Question (30 July 2014)

Baroness Northover: ...organisations and that this is a matter for the Church of England. We hear what he says, and it is worth also bearing in mind that things can evolve. For example, it is good that we should soon see women bishops.

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [HL]: Report (29 July 2014)

Baroness Jolly: ...such a union we first had to set one up, so we set up a credit union in Cornwall; Cornwall is its common bond. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy of Southwark, and the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Sheffield for bringing forward the important issue of credit unions and congratulate them both on championing this cause. As the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy, has outlined, credit unions...

Universal Declaration of Human Rights — Motion to Take Note (24 July 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Viscount Bridgeman: ...so many in the world today. What steps can we take? Religious tolerance for those of us living in the United Kingdom very much begins at home. I was interested in the references by the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Coventry and my noble friend Lord Patten to Magna Carta, which plays such a great part in American culture as well as our own. This country has a proud record of...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (22 July 2014)

Ecclesiastical Committee: Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure.. 4:30 pm; Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: The Committee will meet at 4.30pm on Tuesday 22 July to consider the Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure. Proceedings of meeting: Consideration of the Measure with representatives of the Synod [public, shortly after 4.30pm] Deliberation [private] The following members of the Synod will assist the Committee: The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby Archbishop of...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (22 July 2014)

Ecclesiastical Committee: Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure. 4:30 pm; Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: The Committee will meet at 4.30pm on Tuesday 22 July to consider the Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure. Proceedings of meeting: Consideration of the Measure with representatives of the Synod [public, shortly after 4.30pm] Deliberation [private] The following members of the Synod will assist the Committee: The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby Archbishop of...

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Second Reading (18 July 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Harrison: ...to man. Apologists for the Church of England often invoke the slippery slope argument as a signpost to caution. But this debate is held in a significant week. The Church of England, after 2,000 years, has finally recognised women as worthy of becoming bishops. Further down the slippery slope, I predict, the Church of England and other religious groups will admit, admire and celebrate gay...

India — Question (17 July 2014)

The Bishop of Carlisle: ...agree that while the gender gap in employment and political participation is narrowing in India, there is still much that needs to be done by the Government for the health and safety of girls and women? If that is the case, can the Minister assure us that this matter will be given the attention it deserves at the Girl Summit being hosted by the UK Government next week?

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Women Bishops (17 July 2014)

Women Bishops

Leader of the House (15 July 2014)

The Bishop of Carlisle: ...been a good friend to the Church and to the Lords spiritual. On these Benches he will forever be remembered for the slight confusion in the Pass Office that his and the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Guildford’s introduction caused. The right reverend Prelate—Christopher Hill—and the noble Lord, Lord Hill, introduced on the same day, briefly shared a wife due to...

Republic of Sudan: Human Rights — Question for Short Debate (14 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Warsi: ...clear that it was the Government of Sudan and their rapid support forces who bore primary responsibility for the widespread abuses against civilians, including horrific sexual violence against women and girls and the looting and burning of houses. We have made it clear to the Sudanese Government in the strongest terms that such actions are not only wholly unacceptable but undermine their...

Caste Discrimination (9 July 2014)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...to grant me a few minutes of his time. I am very grateful for that. I am one of the trustees of the Dalit Solidarity Network and a member of the all-party group for Dalits, the chair of which is Bishop Harries, a Member of the House of Lords. Together with the director of the Dalit Solidarity Network, Meena Varma, I have been to the United Nations in Geneva to raise issues of Dalit...

Modern Slavery Bill (8 July 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Karen Bradley: ..., but as always he pushed the envelope slightly with the Deputy Speaker in some of his comments and references. I know he will be forgiven for that. It was astute of him to spot that it was the women who were driving the measure through. The three that he mentioned show that it takes a woman to make these things happen on occasions. He also took an important intervention from the hon....

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (8 July 2014)

Nia Griffith: The Deputy Prime Minister has previously brought forward proposals for the reform of the House of Lords that would have increased the percentage of bishops, giving them 12 out of 300 seats. Given that the Church of England is not the established Church in all parts of the UK and has shown a much less than enthusiastic approach to adopting UK equality legislation, particularly on women and...

Deregulation Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (7 July 2014)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...of Oldham, Lady Turner and Lady Thornton, as well as the noble Baroness, Lady Eaton, and the noble Lords, Lord Tope and Lord Hussain. Like everyone on the government and opposition Benches—not, I have to say, the Bishops’ or the Cross Benches—I have visited Brighton many times for the wonderful delights of party conferences. We arrive at the station and jump into those...

Deregulation Bill: Second Reading (7 July 2014)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: ...the WI is being used as a Trojan horse. It may not fully understand the rest of the legislation which is proposed along with the community aspect. Perhaps even the noble Lord, Lord Stoneham of Droxford, and the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Truro, who have spoken favourably for the change, have not looked at the ancillary side of the legislation The legislation will offer the...

Rural Economy — Motion to Take Note (3 July 2014)

Lord de Mauley: ...Government to control the price of food, the impact of food price inflation is a real concern. Through Healthy Start, the Government provide a nutritional safety net, in a way that encourages healthy eating, to more than half a million pregnant women and to children under four years of age in very low income and disadvantaged families throughout the UK. Noble Lords know that we are...

Bishop of Guildford: Appointment — Question (3 July 2014)

The Bishop of Oxford: ...is a pile-up of episcopal vacancies, as it were, there are sufficient meetings to address that? Is the Minister also aware that we very much hope to have legislation by the end of this year so that women can become bishops?

Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (27 June 2014)

Baroness Deech: ...has been developed by the judges in the past 30 years, during which it has not been debated in Parliament. There have been changes in society, such as civil partnerships, of which there is a rising number of dissolutions, women claiming equality at work and in education, and changed attitudes to divorce and the family. All have left judges scrambling to keep up. They have tried manfully to...

Children and Vulnerable Adults: Abuse — Motion to Take Note (26 June 2014)

Baroness Howe of Idlicote: .... In a 2010 Home Office report into the sexualisation of children, leading psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos found that there is a striking link among young males between the consumption of sexualised images and a tendency to view women as objects, along with an acceptance of aggressive attitudes and behaviour as the norm. According to research by Ybarra and Mitchell, children who are...

Education: British Values — Question for Short Debate (26 June 2014)

Baroness Flather: ...that this is not written in the Koran or that something else is not written in the Bible, but you are doing it, either because you do not know it or because you do not care about it. Discrimination against women is rife in Muslim culture. This is not written in the Koran, but everyone is doing it. If that is going to happen in a faith school, girls and boys are going to be taught...

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