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Results 101–120 of 4264 for speaker:Lord Murphy of Torfaen

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Radicalism (25 Jan 2017)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to ensure the balance of enabling free speech in universities whilst mitigating the potential risk caused by extremist speakers.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Religious Practice (24 Jan 2017)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are working with prison chaplains and faith groups to protect prisoners’ right to practise their faith.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Religious Practice (24 Jan 2017)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the barriers to accessing chaplaincy in prisons.

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (24 Jan 2017)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to prevent the exclusion of particular faith communities when delivering the Counter-Extremism Strategy.

Written Answers — Home Office: Radicalism (24 Jan 2017)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define non-violent extremism.

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (23 Jan 2017)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: My Lords, I shall speak to two amendments in my name, which are probing amendments. Since they refer to the awarding of ecclesiastical degrees by the Holy See, I am bound to declare my interest as the holder of a papal knighthood. I will say a word about church universities. The Catholic Church has 16 higher education institutions, including five universities, which are classified as church...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Public Sector: Ministers of Religion (23 Jan 2017)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to work with existing faith groups which have a strong history of providing training for faith leaders in public institutions.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Families (23 Jan 2017)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve support available to children and families of prisoners.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Education Review (23 Jan 2017)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps have they taken to implement the recommendations of Dame Sally Coates’ review of education in prisons Unlocking Potential: A review of education in prisons.

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (23 Jan 2017)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will define structured training in relation to their review of training for faith leaders in public institutions in the Counter-Extremism Strategy.

Northern Ireland Assembly Election - Statement (17 Jan 2017)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: Will the Minister take very seriously the points that my noble friend Lord Hain made on the issues that need to be confronted in Northern Ireland? In the forthcoming month there will not be much time to talk to the political leadership in Northern Ireland, of all the parties, but the Northern Ireland Office knows what those issues are, and it must work overtime so that on 3 March the issues...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Church Schools: Admissions (16 Jan 2017)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the comparative demand between regions from parents for places in Catholic schools.

Armed Forces: Capability - Motion to Take Note (12 Jan 2017)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: My Lords, I congratulate and pay tribute to my noble friend, Lord Robertson, on a masterly introduction to and analysis of the current situation. It was a fitting beginning to a very interesting debate. The noble Lord, Lord Sterling, and I were both founding members of the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy. A few months ago that Committee reported and said that the Armed...

Northern Ireland: Political Developments - Statement (10 Jan 2017)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: My Lords, I was a direct rule Minister for five years in Northern Ireland, and it seems to me that the last thing Northern Ireland wants is a return to direct rule. Clearly, there has been a serious breakdown of trust and confidence between the political parties in Northern Ireland. I also agree with other noble Lords that an election, frankly, would be disastrous. There is one week in which...

Wales Bill - Report (2nd Day) (10 Jan 2017)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: Is it not the case, though, that the state aid argument would apply equally in Scotland and Northern Ireland?

Wales Bill - Report (2nd Day) (10 Jan 2017)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: My Lords, as a co-signatory to my noble friend Lord Hain’s amendment, I support everything that my noble friend Lord Kinnock just said about the need to review the operation of devolving some income tax to Wales. I congratulate the Minister and the Welsh Government on producing the fiscal framework. I defy anyone to understand it on their first or indeed second reading of it, but by the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Standards (22 Dec 2016)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of pupils’ achievement in non-selective schools operating in areas where there are existing grammar schools.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Grammar Schools: Admissions (21 Dec 2016)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the proportion of deprived children in existing grammar schools in comparison to non-selective schools.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Grammar Schools (21 Dec 2016)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to ensure that pupils from the most deprived areas are not negatively impacted by new grammar schools.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Grammar Schools (21 Dec 2016)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are considering to ensure that selective schools serve pupils from deprived backgrounds.


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