Results 1–20 of 28 for speaker:the Bishop of Chelmsford

School Funding (7 May 2003)

the Bishop of Chelmsford: My Lords, it is a particular pleasure in my last few weeks as Bishop of Chelmsford to contribute to a debate introduced by the noble Lord, Lord Hanningfield, who shares an interest in a considerable part of the same patch as I do. I warmly welcome his bringing this important debate to your Lordship's House, rooted as it is in his long experience of public service in Essex. He has argued...

Iraq (18 Mar 2003)

the Bishop of Chelmsford: My Lords, yesterday I visited the Colchester garrison, together with my Roman Catholic counterpart, Bishop Thomas McMahon—our dioceses, covering Essex and a major part of east London, are co-terminus. The visit arranged with the garrison commander, Colonel Tony Barton, attracted much major interest. Why, we were asked, would two bishops known to be opposed to military action in Iraq make...

Southern Africa (19 Feb 2003)

the Bishop of Chelmsford: My Lords, I greatly welcome this timely debate initiated by the noble Earl, Lord Sandwich. The Church of England fully supports the Millennium Development Goals and is using them as a basis for its development and advocacy work. However, based on current trends, we are concerned, as other noble Lords have indicated, that most of these goals will not be reached in southern Africa by 2015. To...

Declaration of War: Parliamentary Approval (19 Feb 2003)

the Bishop of Chelmsford: My Lords, does the Minister agree that, in the words of the Pope: "War . . . is always a defeat for humanity"?

Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Bill (18 Feb 2003)

the Bishop of Chelmsford: I clearly touched a nerve yesterday when I referred to patients being described as commodities. That is a valid interpretation of some of the thrust of the Bill. So I warmly welcome the amendments, because they underline the importance of regular monitoring of the care of patients and of carers themselves. I wholeheartedly support both amendments.

Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Bill (17 Feb 2003)

the Bishop of Chelmsford: I want to add my voice to those of other Members of the Committees who have pressed for a 12-month delay in the start date. The proposals in the Bill need to be piloted in a number of areas and then properly evaluated by the Audit Commission. It is clear to me from the great majority of speeches in both Houses that, although everyone agrees that delayed discharges need to be tackled, the...

Lords Amendment (5 Nov 2002)

the Bishop of Chelmsford: My Lords, we all agree that adoption should be for the benefit of children, not adults. So the Government's commitment to put the child's welfare at the centre of the adoption process must be strongly supported. As the noble Lord, Lord Hunt, reminded us, too many children are remaining in local authority care, which is sometimes inadequate and invariably impermanent, who deserve the...

Lords Amendment (5 Nov 2002)

the Bishop of Chelmsford: My Lords, that is a persuasive point that has been made repeatedly. But there must be particular emphasis on encouraging more married couples to come into the adoption pool. I am convinced that there are significant risks to a child's psychological development in growing up with two parents of the same gender, just as there are risks of a different but no less real kind when the adoptive...

Lords Amendment (5 Nov 2002)

the Bishop of Chelmsford: My Lords, that is a scenario to which I can respond with some warmth, but the argument is essentially flawed. The married couple are making a public declaration in law to be committed to one another for life. That is the distinct difference. In the previous debate on the issue I said that not only do I believe that the Judaeo-Christian ethic is clearly contrary to any change in the present...

Lords Amendment (5 Nov 2002)

the Bishop of Chelmsford: My Lords, the noble Lord makes an important point. However, I still resist that view. I believe that the phrase "social engineering" is valid because we are moving into uncharted territory with the direction that this amendment is taking. I am concerned that that basis should be safeguarded as much as possible. Children need and deserve to be cared for and nurtured, ideally within a home...

Lords Amendment (5 Nov 2002)

the Bishop of Chelmsford: My Lords, I understand the noble Baroness's point of view. Earlier in my address, I mentioned that I have much personal involvement, interest, and concern with adoption issues. This Government have consistently stated that they want to sustain the particular position of marriage as the fundamental reference point for family life and adult relationships. I cannot see how Parliament can...

Adoption and Children Bill (16 Oct 2002)

the Bishop of Chelmsford: My Lords, there is a deep unease among many people in the public domain about the possibility that cohabiting, and especially same-sex, couples might be granted the legal right to adopt a child. Like many noble Lords, I have had more letters about this issue than any other, including hunting! The Judaeo-Christian ethic clearly emphasises that it is within the context of the committed...

Sudan (7 Oct 2002)

the Bishop of Chelmsford: My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Cox, is right to ask with forceful energy and urgency about the response of Her Majesty's Government to recent developments in Sudan. Her unswerving commitment to the people of that African country, riven by years of civil war, has gained the admiration and respect of us all. Too easily and too often, the desperate plight of the Sudanese people has been...

Iraq (24 Sep 2002)

the Bishop of Chelmsford: My Lords, I rise to speak as one of the signatories to the Pax Christi Declaration that was presented to the Prime Minister at the beginning of August. That declaration included this strong statement: "It is deplorable that the World's most powerful nations continue to regard war and the threat of war as an acceptable instrument of foreign policy, in violation of the ethos of both the United...

Northern Iraq (1 Jul 2002)

the Bishop of Chelmsford: My Lords, will the Minister indicate what arrangements would guarantee the availability and distribution of humanitarian supplies to Iraqi Kurdistan in the event of prolonged military action?

Hunting with Dogs: Ban (19 Mar 2002)

the Bishop of Chelmsford: My Lords, I need to begin with an apology for not being present during the earlier part of this important debate, as it was simply not possible to alter a prior commitment in my cathedral. I am grateful to your Lordships for the opportunity to take part in the debate, which over the years has considerably exercised my mind and conscience. For 12 years I lived on Exmoor in North Devon where...

Hunting with Dogs: Ban (19 Mar 2002)

the Bishop of Chelmsford: My Lords, I take the noble Lord's point. But I think that a lot of evidence would suggest that the culling of foxes, particularly through shooting, is indeed a very hazardous and imprecise method of control. The second principle that I want to underline is that human beings demean themselves as well as animals if they cause wanton cruelty to animals or act against the long-term well-being of...

Climate Change: Kyoto Protocol (6 Feb 2002)

the Bishop of Chelmsford: My Lords, I join other speakers in paying a warm tribute to the noble Lord, Lord Hunt, for initiating this debate and for the quality of his speech. It is heartening to know that the Government will ratify the Kyoto protocol well before the UN summit in August. It is equally heartening that the Government's climate change programme more than covers the 12.5 per cent reduction required by...

Sudan (17 Jan 2002)

the Bishop of Chelmsford: My Lords, in November last year the Sudanese regime assassinated a number of community leaders in the Nuba Mountains, including Judge Agostino El Nur Shamila, as the latest tactic in the regime's onslaught against the people of the Nuba Mountains, to whom reference has already been made. Will the Minister indicate what response Her Majesty's Government are planning to make to that and in...

Biofuels (15 Jan 2002)

the Bishop of Chelmsford: My Lords, I understand that bio-diesel performs identically to ordinary diesel, but contributes only half as much to CO2 build-up in the atmosphere. As it could also help to revitalise the farming industry if used as a rotational crop, does the Minister agree that it would be prudent to encourage our farmers to use God-given sunshine and rain to produce at least some of our road fuel and so...


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