Results 61–80 of 116 for speaker:the Bishop of Leicester

Welfare Reform Bill: Report (1st Day) (12 Dec 2011)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, it is a privilege to speak in support of the noble Baroness's amendment. Her evident mastery of the subject has impressed the whole House, as it certainly impressed everyone involved in Committee. I do not have a great deal to add to what she said except that, in reading the transcript of that Committee, it struck me that two things did not emerge clearly enough, particularly given...

Draft House of Lords Reform Bill: Motion to Take Note (30 Apr 2012)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, as a member of the Joint Committee, I add my tribute to the noble Lord, Lord Richard, as chair for his skill, staying power, stamina and achievement in delivering a report on time. I recollect that the retiring most reverend Primate the Archbishop of Canterbury recommended that his successor should have the skin of a rhinoceros and the constitution of an ox, and it occurs to me that...

House of Lords Reform Bill — Statement (27 Jun 2012)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, I am grateful to the Leader for his clarification of the Government's proposals. We on these Benches recognise the need for some reform of this House, and welcome the opportunity that the Bill will give for a thorough debate about the future of Parliament. In particular, we are pleased to see that the Government endorse the Joint Committee's recommendation on the continuing...

Education: English Baccalaureate — Question (22 Oct 2012)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, in the light of the Minister's reply to the noble Lord, Lord Singh, will he assure the House that religious education will not eventually disappear from the qualifications register and thus disappear from school timetables altogether?

EAC Report: Development Aid: Motion to Take Note (22 Oct 2012)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, I add my thanks to those of this House to the noble Lord, Lord MacGregor, for bringing the subject of development aid to our attention. Crucial to the public discussion of this subject is a central question, to which the noble Lord, Lord McConnell, drew attention earlier, about how the debate is framed-the question raised in sharp terms by the report of the Select Committee. Are we,...

Unemployment: Young People — Question (24 Oct 2012)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, could the Minister tell us what the Government are doing to ensure that the most vulnerable young people who enter the Work Programme are not simply parked by contractors because it is not financially viable to invest the resources needed to support them into work?

NHS: Children's Congenital Heart Services — Question (25 Oct 2012)

the Bishop of Leicester: To ask Her Majesty's Government why the removal of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation equipment from Glenfield Hospital does not form part of the review by the Independent Reconfiguration Panel into children's congenital heart services in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Rutland.

NHS: Children's Congenital Heart Services — Question (25 Oct 2012)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for his Answer. In the east Midlands we appreciate the Secretary of State's decision to review his predecessor's decision on the future of children's congenital heart services in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Rutland. However, in view of the unique and exceptional network of expertise with a world reputation supporting the so-called ECMO...

NHS: Children's Congenital Heart Services — Question (25 Oct 2012)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, is the Minister aware, in spite of the technically clear Answer that he has given, that the overwhelming medical opinion is that the removal of this unit could lead to significant loss of children's lives? Are he and the Secretary of State able to contemplate that possibility with equanimity?

Children: Looked-after Children — Motion to Take Note (25 Oct 2012)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, it is a privilege and somewhat humbling to follow the noble Lord, Lord Laming, who has made such an impassioned speech. I express my gratitude to the noble Earl, Lord Listowel, for tabling this important debate, for his eloquent and passionate introduction and for his clear explanation of what it takes to introduce a damaged young person to the idea of trust and love as a basis for...

Treatment of Homosexual Men and Women in the Developing World — Question for Short Debate (25 Oct 2012)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Lexden, for spelling out so powerfully and persuasively the scale and horror of the threats faced by many gay people around the world. Noble Lords will be aware that in 1967 it was the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Michael Ramsey, who spoke in this House to support the decriminalisation of homosexuality in this country, thus making a clear...

Equal Marriage Consultation — Statement (11 Dec 2012)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, those of us on these Benches entirely share the view of the noble Lord, Lord Laming, that we are all equal in the eyes of God. That is why many of us supported civil partnerships, as we believe that the rights and obligations that flow to those who wish formally to mark and celebrate their commitment to each other should not be denied to people simply because of their sexuality....

Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill: Second Reading (11 Feb 2013)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, it is a privilege to follow the noble Lord, Lord Adebowale, who speaks with real authority and experience in this matter and who came to speak in Leicester this time last year to a group exploring the public responsibility for the poor. It seems to me that, from time to time, it falls to these Benches to raise questions about the moral responsibility of this House and perhaps today...

Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (25 Feb 2013)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, I shall speak to Amendments 4, 5, 16, 18, 20 and 21, which are in my name, and I am grateful to other noble Lords for adding their names to some of them. These amendments seek to make two key changes to the Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill. The first is to ensure that universal credit rates, including work allowances, are uprated with inflation. This will protect the future value of...

Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (25 Feb 2013)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister and to noble Lords who contributed to this debate. The noble Lord, Lord Kirkwood, underlined my concern about lone parents and reminded us that the effect of the Bill compounds the effect of so much other legislation that is going through at the moment. In particular he made the point that universal credit is the central architecture of welfare for the...

Housing Benefit — Question (4 Mar 2013)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, is the Minister aware of the pressure on the private rented sector? Many landlords operate a "no benefit claimants" policy, which causes significant problems in night shelters. Is the Minister aware of these problems caused by the shared accommodation rate and what are the Government doing to ensure that people moving on from a night shelter have somewhere to go?

Probation Service: Community-sentenced Offenders — Question (5 Mar 2013)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, given the proposals-

Commonwealth and Commonwealth Charter — Motion to Take Note (7 Mar 2013)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, it is a particular privilege to stand as the appetiser to the speech of the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Williams of Oystermouth, bringing, as he has already done to this Chamber in another capacity, a unique experience of global affairs through his visits to all parts of the Anglican communion. We on this Bench have so many reasons to be thankful for that and to appreciate...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Child Poverty Act 2010 (11 Mar 2013)

the Bishop of Leicester: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to amend the Child Poverty Act 2010 following the results of the consultation on a new measure of child poverty.


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