Results 81–100 of 116 for speaker:the Bishop of Leicester

Queen's Diamond Jubilee — Statement (5 Jan 2010)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, I apologise to the House for being premature earlier. I associate this Bench with all that has been said in appreciation of Her Majesty's service to this country and in anticipation of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. We in particular have reason to be grateful to her as Supreme Governor of the Church of England, and to have valued her clear witness to her own Christian faith,...

Queen's Diamond Jubilee — Statement (5 Jan 2010)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords-

House of Lords: Code of Conduct: Motion to Take Note (30 Nov 2009)

the Bishop of Leicester: It is a great privilege to follow the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Eames, who is held in such high regard in this House in general and on these Benches in particular. I commend him and the other members of the group for the quality and clarity of their report and pay tribute, as others have done, to the much missed Lord Kingsland, whose influence we can still feel in your Lordships'...

Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (23 Nov 2009)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, in this briefest of parliamentary Sessions, among the most important things on which we need carefully to reflect are the constitutional issues raised in the gracious Speech. Noble Lords have had a number of opportunities to debate the issues raised in the Government's White Paper on Lords reform. We on these Benches wish to continue to participate wholeheartedly in these debates,...

International Development: Aid Spending — Question (21 Oct 2009)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, can Her Majesty's Government assure us that the UK will contribute its fair share of the at least €35 billion that Christian Aid and other NGOs have established the EU must contribute per year for mitigation in developing countries, if poor communities are to respond to climate change impacts and catastrophic climate change is to be avoided?

Assisted Suicide: House of Lords Judgment — Question (20 Oct 2009)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, do Her Majesty's Government agree that, in drawing up the guidelines for the application of the law prohibiting assisted suicide, the Director of Public Prosecutions must take care not to be seen to condone assisted suicide or to produce a set of rules for breaking the rules?

Housing: Affordability — Question (19 Oct 2009)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, is the Minister aware of the important role that the churches play in the partnerships needed to deliver affordable housing, particularly in the rural areas, as outlined in the significant Faith inAffordable Housing report? Will he help to facilitate these partnerships by ensuring that funding is sustained for the rural housing enablers?

Children and Families — Debate (14 May 2009)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, with others I pay tribute to the noble Baroness, Lady Massey of Darwen, for bringing this debate to the House and to her consistent and distinguished commitment to the issues which it raises. As chair of the Children's Society, I must declare my interest. This debate builds on many of the issues raised by the Good Childhood report which we debated a few months ago. The most reverend...

People Trafficking — Question (11 May 2009)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, what steps are the Government taking to counter trafficking in respect of both exploited labour and prostitution in connection with the 2012 Olympics?

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

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, I know that we are very short of time. I thank everyone who has taken part in the debate, which has ranged widely across some of the most complex questions facing our society, without avoiding the need to look at difficult, but specific, issues. We have avoided complacency on the one hand and excessive problematising of childhood on the other. Whether or not the analysis of...

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

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, the very day of the launch of the report of the Good Childhood Inquiry coincided last week with London's heaviest snowfall for 18 years. By an unexpected coincidence, as the report drew attention to the need for adults to consider more carefully the consequences of their values, priorities and lifestyles for the development of children, so, in our parks, playgrounds and gardens,...

Church of England: Welfare Provision (9 Jul 2008)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for her generous remarks about the Church of England and its work in partnership with others. Is she aware that clergy and congregations throughout the country are to be found running post offices, cafes, doctors' surgeries, asylum rights centres, homeless, outreach and bereavement counselling, job creation and economic regeneration programmes,...

Counter-Terrorism Bill (8 Jul 2008)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, there are those, I understand, who from time to time assert that the Church of England speaks with an uncertain voice, although not perhaps if they had been listening to the General Synod in the past 24 hours. However, on this issue, the church has been very clear, as I hope the close proximity of my speech with that of the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Chelmsford will...

Prisons: Time out of Cell (7 Jul 2008)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, given the dangers of time in cell for prisoners with poor mental health and those at risk of self harm, will the Government accept the recommendation of the chief inspector not only to increase time out of cell but to offer in-cell activities to provide mental stimulation and positive purpose?

Interfaith Dialogue (1 May 2008)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, I, too, welcome the debate and thank the noble Lord, Lord Hameed, for introducing it. The German theologian Hans Küng asserted that there was no peace for the world without peace between the religions, no peace between the religions without understanding between the religions and no understanding between the religions without dialogue. Therefore, I want to underline three features...

Prisons: Education and Training (1 May 2008)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, is the Minister aware that prisoners with learning difficulties are often effectively excluded not only from education but also from offending behaviour courses and that there is evidence that, for that reason, many may have longer custodial sentences than others convicted of comparable crimes? Can she tell us what steps the Government are taking to make provision for such prisoners?

Housing and Regeneration Bill (28 Apr 2008)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, I add my welcome in principle for the Bill, which has already been widely expressed by noble Lords in this debate. The Government have rightly set an ambitious housing target, and there is clearly an overwhelming case for more housing. Bishops can well recognise the social and economic pressures that are intensifying as they are well placed to witness the effects in rural and urban...

Higher Education: Foreign Funding (28 Apr 2008)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, can the Minister assure us that, when an academic institution is funded by a faith organisation from overseas, provision is made in terms of governance for students to engage with other faiths and with wider society generally?

Debate on the Address (8 Nov 2007)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, many of us on this Bench add our congratulations to the Government on their plans for legislation as outlined in the gracious Speech. There is much we welcome here, and we look forward to making our contribution to the debates on the many Bills that will come before your Lordships' House. However, there is no greater duty placed on a Government than that of their care for their most...

Cluster Munitions (17 May 2007)

the Bishop of Leicester: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Elton, for bringing his account of the Oslo conference to our attention, and for bringing to our attention the uncomfortable, troubling and disturbing facts behind it. I speak today as a lay person on this subject. I speak as one who has been confronted by stories of human lives brought to an end; of children and adults indiscriminately maimed;...


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