Results 1–20 of 111 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham

Gift Aid — Question (15 Jul 2009)

the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to introduce further measures to simplify the Gift Aid system in order to encourage wider take-up by potential donors before the end of the transitional regime in 2011.

Gift Aid — Question (15 Jul 2009)

the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for that reply. Is he aware that the latest HMRC figures for repayments of tax under the gift aid scheme indicate that were it not for the transitional relief, the amount of money charities would have earned under the gift aid scheme would have fallen in the previous financial year? The figures seem to indicate a fall of something of the order of £53...

Stem Cell Research — Question (22 Jun 2009)

the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham: My Lords, does the Minister agree that it is less than helpful if not, indeed, cruel to raise false hopes in many desperately ill people? Does he further agree that the success of adult stem cell research, all evidence-based, would suggest a tipping of the balance of investment towards adult stem cell research?

Coroners and Justice Bill: Second Reading (18 May 2009)

the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham: My Lords, we are faced again with yet another wide-ranging criminal justice measure, which was described in another place as "a Christmas tree Bill" from which many topics could be hung. As previous speakers have mentioned, a few baubles seem to have fallen off, such as the Government having had better thoughts about their proposals on information sharing and certified inquests. I shall touch...

Female Genital Mutilation — Question (18 May 2009)

the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham: My Lords, given the danger of all surgical procedures and that prevention is better than cure, will the Minister encourage co-operation between his department and other government departments in imaginatively and creatively trying to design new rights of passage into adulthood for those cultures, not just the Somalis, which persist in this destructive practice?

Graves — Question (22 Apr 2009)

the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham: To ask Her Majesty's Government what considerations led the Ministry of Justice not to proceed with the proposal to permit the re-use of graves.

Graves — Question (22 Apr 2009)

the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his reply, but this is a country where there are widespread conurbations and a shortage of green space. On 2 April the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State wrote to the chairman of the Churches Funeral Group explaining that, "after careful consideration, the Government has concluded that this is not the most appropriate time for taking these matters...

Children: Young Mothers — Question (24 Mar 2009)

the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham: My Lords, does the Minister acknowledge the contribution made by community, voluntary and faith-based organisations that provide permanent and long-term placements for vulnerable children? What can be done to secure the financial future of some of these organisations in these very challenging days? I declare an interest as president of Family Care, Nottingham.

Health: Stem Cell Therapy — Question for Short Debate (3 Mar 2009)

the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham: My Lords, I, too, encourage the Government to put more funding into research and clinical trials with adult stem cells and to avoid wasting precious resources on more dubious work. I should like to pick up on the comments of the noble Lord, Lord Alton, about the £760,000 in funding from the MRC specifically to provide cut-price IVF in exchange for eggs for cloning. Many of the women would...

Children: Good Childhood Inquiry Report — Debate (12 Feb 2009)

the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham: My Lords, I, too, join others in paying tribute to my good friend, the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Leicester, for his energy, initiative and leadership in this area. In the time available to me today, I should like to look at child well-being in terms of the quality of the relationship between parents, by which it is massively affected. Research demonstrates that the optimal...

Women in Prison — Question for Short Debate (14 Jan 2009)

the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham: My Lords, like other speakers, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Howe, for giving the House this opportunity to review the progress being made following the historic report by the noble Baroness, Lady Corston. The progress reports from the Government in June and December last year contain a wealth of detail, but closer inspection raises questions about the scope of the changes that are under...

People's Mujaheddin Organisation of Iran — Question (12 Jan 2009)

the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham: My Lords, in the light of the PMOI's hopes for a Government in Iran who respect religious freedom, what action are Her Majesty's Government taking on the position of the seven leaders of the Baha'i community who have been imprisoned without trial and held in severe conditions and who are now threatened with execution for no other crime than their religious beliefs?

Planning Bill (18 Nov 2008)

the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham: My Lords, I, like other noble Lords, am most grateful to the Minister for the enormous energy that she has put into striving for the best possible legislation; she is probably conscious that she is nearing sainthood in this House. My name is attached to Amendments Nos. 19, 21 and 25, and I support what the noble Lords, Lord Shutt, Lord Cameron and Lord Hodgson, have said. I do not want to...

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] (29 Oct 2008)

the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham: My Lords, I want to emulate the noble Lord, Lord Alton, by keeping moderation as the tone of the debate. He set a good example at the beginning of this Session. I am grateful to all noble Lords who have taken part in the debate for the issues they have raised. Now is not the time for an academic seminar. I resist strongly the suggestion that this is intended to be a wrecking amendment. I am...

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] (29 Oct 2008)

the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham: moved, as an amendment to the Motion, Amendment No. 36A: at end insert, "but do propose Amendment Nos. 36B and 36C as consequential amendments to the Bill: Page 52, line 27, at beginning insert "Subject to subsections (3) and (4)" Page 52, line 28, at end insert- "(3) No order bringing sections 42 and 43 into force shall be made until after the publication of the results of an 18-month...

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] (29 Oct 2008)

the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham: My Lords, Clauses 42 and 43 of the Bill were not debated on the Floor of the other place because of the shortage of time. In the final minutes of the remaining stages last Wednesday, it was said by the Member who tabled amendments to Clause 42 and 43: "I am deeply saddened that we have not had a proper debate, and that there has not been a chance for every Member to go through one or other...

Mental Health: Children and Young People (29 Oct 2008)

the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham: My Lords, in providing the necessary resources for these welcome changes, will the Minister bear in mind the statement in chapter 36, paragraph 74 of the Mental Health Act code of practice about, "access to age-appropriate leisure activities and facilities for", children and young people, together with facilities for visits from parents, carers, siblings and guardians?

Tourism (28 Oct 2008)

the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham: My Lords, given the important contribution that heritage churches and cathedrals make to our tourism industry, does the Minister agree that they deserve sympathetic encouragement in both financial and promotional terms?

Planning Bill (23 Oct 2008)

the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham: I declare the interests that are recorded in the House of Lords Register of Interests. I give tempered support to the noble Lord, Lord Cameron of Dillington. I echo what he said about our gratitude to the noble Baroness for her tireless, accommodating manner and that of her officials in trying to work through tricky, sensitive issues. I am sure that the Government do not wish to impose...

Mental Health: Police Custody (15 Oct 2008)

the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham: asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the implications for mental health services of the Independent Police Complaints Commission report Police Custody as a "Place of Safety": Examining the Use of Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983.


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