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Results 1–20 of 40 for speaker:the Bishop of Peterborough

India: Orissa (17 Nov 2008)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, in their representations to the Indian Government, will our Government ensure that the compensation offered by the Indian Government for those who have lost their homes and businesses is adequate? I understand that what is currently offered is not even enough to cover the cost of homes, let alone compensate those who have lost their businesses.

Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill (1 Feb 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: I very much support the principle behind the amendment. I was not intending to speak, but I have been provoked to do so by the noble Lord, Lord Judd, who is sitting behind me. I am a bit disturbed by the doctrine that we should preserve the countryside merely so that we, as human beings, can enjoy it. We need to be concerned about conserving and preserving our landscapes for their own sake....

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill [HL] (28 Mar 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, I, too, welcome the Bill. As the Minister said, we are all aware of the tragic circumstances which led to the Bichard inquiry, and to the legislation to deal with the loopholes in the present system. Like every bishop, I have sought enhanced disclosures for hundreds of clergy and volunteers who work in our schools and churches. I am well aware of some of the loopholes in the system....

House of Lords: Reform (20 Jun 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, as the noble and learned Lord the Lord Chancellor ventured into the realm of theology, might he reflect on the fact that the psalm that we read earlier this afternoon stressed the continuing importance of justice in the enacting of law?

Education and Inspections Bill (21 Jun 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister not only for introducing the Bill but also for expressing the concern of the House at the absence of the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Portsmouth today. He would anyway have been prevented from being here by a happy family occasion in Scotland, but all of us regret the reasons that will now make it unlikely that he will be able to make the...

Education and Inspections Bill (18 Jul 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: I am grateful to the Minister for speaking to these technical amendments. As he said, some of them are in response to points that I made at Second Reading in relation to how the proposals would affect Church schools. I simply express the thanks of the Church of England, and indeed the Roman Catholic authorities, for how he has responded by introducing the amendments, which we believe address...

Education and Inspections Bill (18 Jul 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: In this group, Amendments Nos. 83 and 129 stand in my name and that of the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham. I would like to speak to my amendments and, to save the Committee's time, to comment on the other amendments in this diverse group.

Education and Inspections Bill (18 Jul 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: I did not see the noble Baroness standing. I apologise to the Committee.

Education and Inspections Bill (18 Jul 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: I hope that I can now speak to my two amendments and to the other amendments in this group. The first amendment standing in my name and that of the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham is Amendment No. 83. That would require local authorities, when they consider whether to propose the closure of a school, to have regard to the balance of denominational provision. For...

Education and Inspections Bill (18 Jul 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: Amendment No. 126, which stands in my name, refers to Clause 33. Many Church schools—and probably not only Church schools—already have organisations supporting the school with all kinds of exotic and local names. I am fully supportive of the involvement of parents; I hope that we all share that view. What these groups have in common is that they include friends of the school and members...

Education and Inspections Bill (18 Jul 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: moved Amendment No. 128: After Clause 35, insert the following new clause- "REVERTER OF SITES Nothing in Schedule 22 to SSFA 1998 (disposals of land in case of certain schools and disposals and discontinuance) shall apply to land that is subject to the trust arising under section 1 of the Reverter of Sites Act 1987 (c. 15) (right of reverter replaced by trust) or would be so subject if it...

Education and Inspections Bill (18 Jul 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: In moving the amendment I shall speak also to AmendmentsNos. 130, 131, 132 and 137 in my name. They relate to technical matters relating to ownership of sites. We understand that new foundation schools will be owned not by the local authority but by one or more foundations. When such schools close or are moved to new premises, the public interest in the land needs to be preserved. However,...

Education and Inspections Bill (18 Jul 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: I am very grateful to the Minister for his response to Amendment No. 128. I am also grateful to him for the discussions which we have already had about these matters. At this hour, it is difficult to take in all the details of his response and I shall read them very carefully. But I am grateful for his reassurance of further discussions. In light of that, I am happy to withdraw the amendment.

Education and Inspections Bill (20 Jul 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: I thank the Minister very much for tabling these amendments. As he said, they are in response to our discussions about these matters and I hope that the amendments will help us to strengthen the advice that we currently give to our schools and, indeed, enable our schools to be fully inclusive in the way that we intend.

Education and Inspections Bill (20 Jul 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: Although I have no amendment in this group, I hope the Committee will allow me to address the other half of the issue which the noble Baroness, Lady Buscombe, has raised. I should like to mention a matter I raised on Second Reading and ask the Minister whether he has had a chance to reflect further on denominational transport. As Members of the Committee know, rather than imposing a duty on...

Railways: Cross-country Franchise (25 Jul 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, do the franchise conditions protect passengers wishing to travel from smaller country stations, or are the rail companies free to divert services to larger urban stations without restriction?

Education and Inspections Bill (19 Oct 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, as the Minister mentioned the point I raised in Committee, I shall say simply that we are very grateful to him and his officials for introducing Amendments Nos. 41 to 44, which substantially address the points we raised. I am grateful that they will enable representatives of the community, including representatives of local churches in the case of faith schools, to be members of...

Education and Inspections Bill (19 Oct 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, I am very conscious that the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Portsmouth should be speaking to Amendments Nos. 31, 51, 52 and 53, but for reasons of which the House is well aware he cannot be with us today. Therefore, I shall speak to those amendments briefly. I am enormously grateful for what the Minister said. I shall read carefully what he said in relation to Amendment No....

Education and Inspections Bill (19 Oct 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: moved Amendments Nos. 51 to 53: Page 189, line 16, after "apply" insert "(a)" Page 189, line 17, at end insert ", or (b) to a disposal to which paragraph 5 or 6 of Schedule 22 (disposals on discontinuance) applies." Page 189, leave out lines 22 and 23 and insert- "(c) for "falling within subsection (1)" substitute "which falls within subsection (1) or is excluded from that subsection by...

Education and Inspections Bill (24 Oct 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, I, too, will be brief. It will not surprise the noble Baroness that I do not feel able to support her amendment. I fully endorse the arguments made in support of collective worship on the first day of Report by my colleague the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Portsmouth. At column 699 of the Official Report he argued in support of collective worship and said it provided an...


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