Livings (Crown Patronage)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Robert Key Robert Key Conservative, Salisbury 10:30 am, 8th May 2008

There is clearly still some way to go. Does the hon. Gentleman agree with me that it really is time that the Church of England stopped discriminating against 50 per cent. of the human race when it comes to episcopal appointments? Can he imagine this House finding it expedient to agree to any Measure from Synod that sought to discriminate against women, in the hope that it was going to allow women bishops in the Church of England—but not at any price?

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