Results 41–60 of 366 for speaker:the Bishop of Chester

Electricity Supply: International Interconnectors - Question (26 Jan 2017)

the Bishop of Chester: My Lords, if we are to depend upon 2 gigawatts-plus when there is currently just under 1 gigawatt coming in because of the cold weather on the continent, what contractual arrangements—I underline “contractual”—will exist to guarantee that 2.2 gigawatts?

Digital Economy Bill - Second Reading (13 Dec 2016)

the Bishop of Chester: My Lords, I will make brief general remarks before focusing on Part 3, which deals with online pornography. When I was a student, 45 years ago, I invested in a dictionary, which I still have. The word “internet” did not appear in it and “digital” meant “pertaining to the fingers”. “Computer” was a mere derivative of the verb “to compute” and meant a calculator. At the...

Online Safety - Question for Short Debate (1 Dec 2016)

the Bishop of Chester: My Lords, the House should be deeply grateful indeed to the noble Baroness, Lady Howe, for her persistence in bringing before us the difficult issue of online safety, particularly as it affects our children. I must say, the thickness of the plot as she set it out in her opening speech would be a credit to Agatha Christie herself in this particular aspect of it. We will be returning to the...

Brexit: UK-EU Relationship - Motion to Take Note (1 Dec 2016)

the Bishop of Chester: My Lords, the Motion before us is not limited to economic issues, although the debate so far has understandably concentrated on them. I would like to take a slightly broader look at our future relationship with the EU. Of course, the social and economic issues associated with the four freedoms will inevitably take centre stage over the next few years, and it will be an anxious time for many....

Parliament and Central Government: Relocation - Question (29 Nov 2016)

the Bishop of Chester: My Lords—

Parliament and Central Government: Relocation - Question (29 Nov 2016)

the Bishop of Chester: Are we quite sure whether the people of the north would want Parliament in the north?

Defence Estate - Statement (7 Nov 2016)

the Bishop of Chester: My Lords, I follow the point made by the previous noble Lord by asking about recruitment. I notice that Dale Barracks in Chester are on the hit list. That has been a centre of recruitment for the Cheshire regiment over the years. It is hardly a small and remote site, as referred to in the report. Now the 2nd Battalion the Mercian Regiment is pretty much based there. How is recruitment to the...

Investigatory Powers Bill - Report (3rd Day) (19 Oct 2016)

the Bishop of Chester: My Lords, I am sure we do not want to prolong this debate. As I said on Monday, I was a member of the pre-legislative scrutiny group. You might wonder why a Bishop was invited to be part of that exercise, but I think it was because of this point—the ethics of interference with privacy. I am sorry that the discussion so far has almost become too polarised, because the noble Lord, Lord...

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (18 Oct 2016)

the Bishop of Chester: My Lords, I thank the Government very much for the change they are bringing in—

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (18 Oct 2016)

the Bishop of Chester: I thought the Minister was just making a clarification.

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (18 Oct 2016)

the Bishop of Chester: My Lords, I add my strong support for the amendment, which was moved by the noble Earl with a mastery of succinctness and clarity across the issues he covered, backed up by the other noble Lords who spoke. There are powerful arguments for the amendment. We have just been talking about the importance of relationship education and support. That is exactly what care leavers typically do not...

NHS England: HIV Prevention - Question (18 Oct 2016)

the Bishop of Chester: My Lords, the Minister has twice referred to difficult decisions. Are the Government sure that spending about half the proportion of GDP on health that North America spends and significantly less than, say, France or Germany, spends will enable us to make the right decisions in the face of these difficult ones?

Investigatory Powers Bill - Report (2nd Day) (17 Oct 2016)

the Bishop of Chester: My Lords, I was a member of the Joint Committee conducting pre-legislative scrutiny of the Bill, along with the noble Lord, Lord Strasburger—I am not sure whether anyone else in the Chamber was. I remember a discussion which was genuinely open and uncertain about the practicality of this above all. The issue of privacy has been raised very powerfully by the noble Lord, Lord Oates, and...

Investigatory Powers Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (19 Jul 2016)

the Bishop of Chester: My Lords, I, too, was a member of the Joint Committee. This is the first time I have spoken on the Bill, for various reasons, and I pay tribute to the noble Lord, Lord Murphy, who chaired us so splendidly. The Bill has gone through a model of pre-legislative scrutiny. Compared with the state of most legislation that comes to us, it has really been chewed over, not least in the Commons, to...

Defence: Continuous At-Sea Deterrent - Motion to Take Note (13 Jul 2016)

the Bishop of Chester: My Lords, the issue before the other place is the procurement of four new submarines, but it is not unreasonable at this time to contribute to our ongoing reflection upon why we have a nuclear deterrent at all. It is often said that countries and armies tend to prepare to fight the war that was fought 50 or more years ago without noticing how the world has changed, not least technology....

Orlando Terrorist Attack - Statement (13 Jun 2016)

the Bishop of Chester: My Lords, on behalf of those who speak from these Benches, I express our utter abhorrence at what has happened. Indeed, I endorse the Home Secretary’s unambiguous use of the word “evil” about those acts. I wonder if the Minister could take a little further what the noble Baroness, Lady Barker, has just said about the importance of engaging with the leaders of faith communities to...

Energy Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments (12 Apr 2016)

the Bishop of Chester: My Lords, speaking briefly from these Benches but entirely personally, because bishops take different views on this, I welcome the realism that lies behind the Commons amendment. Following on from the contribution of the noble Lord, Lord Howell, it may well be that nature’s way of carbon capture and storage is some sort of vegetation. That may be the solution, but it is hardly a function...

Schools: Food Nutrition Standards — Question (11 Feb 2016)

the Bishop of Chester: My Lords, if free milk is to be made available again in schools, with the Minister confirm that it would not be compulsory? For some of us it contains memories of a cruel and unusual punishment.

Personal, Social and Health Education — Question (10 Feb 2016)

the Bishop of Chester: My Lords, although I agree with all that the Minister has said in response to the questions, is it not the case that engaging parents—making sure that what is taught in schools relates to and engages parents as much as possible—is also important to any government action which may be forthcoming in the future?


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