Results 41–60 of 116 for speaker:the Bishop of Leicester

Higher and Further Education: Funding — Debate (25 Feb 2010)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, I also am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Baker, for his eloquent and effective introduction to this debate. In the diocese of Leicester we are delighted to work with three high-performing universities: Leicester, Loughborough and De Montfort. I declare an interest as a governor of De Montfort University and as chair of the governors of Westcott House theological college in...

Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (27 May 2010)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, as has already been observed, much has changed since we last debated the gracious Speech in this House, and not least the elbow room on these Benches from time to time. In the midst of the economic, security and social challenges, which properly frame all that is in the gracious Speech, the Government have emphasised reform of our constitution and particularly of the functioning of...

House of Lords: Post-legislative Scrutiny — Question (14 Jun 2010)

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Social Policy — Debate (16 Jun 2010)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, it is our custom at the beginning of every sitting of this House to pray for the, "peace and tranquillity of the Realm, and the uniting and knitting together of the hearts of all persons and estates within the same". That is a prayer for a strong partnership between government and civil society, an idea whose time has come as we seek to respond to the threefold crises of our day-the...

Social Policy — Debate (16 Jun 2010)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, we have had a remarkable, rich and lively debate and I will not detain your Lordships more than a few moments at this point. I am sure we would all agree that this has been as distinguished, creative and well-informed as we could have wished. We are all very grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Wei, for his remarkable maiden speech and the Minister for a full and clear response. I thank...

House of Lords Reform — Motion to Take Note (29 Jun 2010)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, I know that brevity and clarity are at a premium in a debate of this length. I therefore ask your Lordships' indulgence if I take this opportunity to remind you of the consistent position of this Bench and of the Church of England in the matter of Lords reform and to reiterate the principal points made both to the Wakeham commission in 1999 and more recently in response to the 2008...

Comprehensive Spending Review: Motion to Take Note (1 Nov 2010)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, I must crave the indulgence of the House for speaking to your Lordships with laryngitis, but my presence is an earnest of the Church of England's profound concern about the issues before us today. There are aspects of the comprehensive spending review that we on these Benches would be happy to acknowledge and applaud, not least the commitment to protect overseas aid spending, the...

Comprehensive Spending Review: Motion to Take Note (1 Nov 2010)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, it seems to me that hope for the future depends on ensuring that those who are most vulnerable, those who are most excluded and those who most depend on the state for any kind of security are made secure by these changes. Hope for the future depends on recognising the widespread damages to society and to social justice from ever-widening inequalities, which have been widely...

Active Citizenship — Debate (18 Nov 2010)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, it is a great privilege to follow the maiden speech of the noble Lord, Lord Bannside, and to congratulate him on it. When it comes to active citizenship, few can surpass the noble Lord's record in Northern Ireland as co-founder of the DUP, as First Minister in the Northern Ireland Assembly and as a past Moderator of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster. I am sure the noble Lord...

Education Maintenance Allowance — Question (7 Mar 2011)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, does the Minister accept that among the categories that may require special attention under the review are black and minority-ethnic communities who often place a high value on education but come from poorer homes and are more dependent on this kind of help than many others?

Public Bodies Bill [HL] — Committee (8th Day) (Continued) (7 Mar 2011)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, I must present to the Committee the apologies of the right reverend prelate the Bishop of London, who is the chair of the commissioners. He cannot be in the Committee this evening because of his ecclesiastical responsibilities. I declare an interest as a diocesan bishop of the Church of England in receipt of a stipend from the Church Commissioners and in expectation, or at least...

Public Bodies Bill [HL] — Committee (8th Day) (Continued) (7 Mar 2011)

the Bishop of Leicester: Will the noble Lord agree with me that the argument I have been adducing is that the Church Commissioners have a responsibility to use the assets the church has acquired historically in whatever way they judge to be in the best interests of its service to the whole nation. That is precisely the basis of the argument for certain disposals; those wider interests should be borne in mind in the...

Public Bodies Bill [HL] — Committee (8th Day) (Continued) (7 Mar 2011)

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Public Bodies Bill [HL] — Committee (8th Day) (Continued) (7 Mar 2011)

the Bishop of Leicester: I wonder whether the noble Lord can help me with the criticism that he seems to be levelling at the Church of England as being irresponsible in its custodianship of the heritage that it holds. I find that a quite extraordinary charge and it is one that I do not think has been substantiated by anything that the noble Lord has said. In my diocese, I am the custodian of 300 medieval churches. It...

Big Society: Women's Organisations — Question (8 Mar 2011)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, can the Minister explain to the House how the dramatic reductions in the staffing of national charities such as the Children's Society assists the cause of women within the big society, in the light of the deficit reduction programme?

House of Lords: Reform — Motion to Take Note (21 Jun 2011)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, the longest day may be an apt moment to embark on this new stage of what the Leader of the House has called the longest of long stories in the reform of this House. Whatever the deficiencies of your Lordships' House that the Bill seeks to address, a lack of opportunity to discuss and debate reform is certainly not one of them. I shall not detain your Lordships by rehearsing all of...

Children: Parenting — Question (11 Jul 2011)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, does the Minister agree with the thrust of the Good Childhood report, published by the Children's Society a couple of years ago when I was chair, that argued that if PSHE education is to be undertaken in schools it is absolutely vital that it is undertaken by properly trained and qualified teachers who have as much experience and qualification as in other major subjects?

Welfare Reform Bill — Second Reading (13 Sep 2011)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, it was Archbishop William Temple, one of Beveridge's key associates, who first coined the term "welfare state". He asked how one could justify an individual giving up some of his or her autonomy to the state. He contrasted the welfare state, in which Government gained legitimacy from their commitment to the welfare of the people, with the power state, epitomised by the fascist and...

Sure Start — Question (17 Oct 2011)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, in the light of the recent riots and mounting evidence that the first three years are crucial to personal development, do the Government have any concerns about any possible correlation between social unrest and the closures that we have been discussing?

House of Lords Reform Bill [HL] — Order of Consideration Motion (21 Oct 2011)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, the position of this Bench has consistently been, over many years, that considerations of Lords reform should pay careful attention to both the effectiveness of this Chamber and questions of the people's confidence in the parliamentary system. What is proposed by the noble Lord, Lord Steel, addresses both those issues effectively. We have a responsibility to the House to support the...


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