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I thank all those who spoke in support of my amendment, and I listened with great interest to those who spoke so powerfully on a whole range of amendments. I thank the Minister for what she said, and for the offer to meet her to talk about guidance, but the problems are more deep-seated than just changing the guidance. One point that I want to correct is that I do not believe that my...
I beg to move Amendment 101 on British standards, which stands in my name and those of the noble Lords, Lord Blunkett and Lord Norton of Louth, and the noble Baroness, Lady Meacher. The Ofsted chief inspector, Amanda Spielman, has said: “When it comes to British values, we often see an oddly piecemeal approach, which too seldom builds the teaching into a strong context … we see a lot of...
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the teaching of citizenship education in schools.
Entered the House of Lords in 1993
Positions held at time of appointment: Bishop of Oxford. (from Number 10 press release)
Party was Bishop until 2 Jun 2006