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Results 21–40 of 40 for speaker:the Bishop of Peterborough

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: 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 (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...

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?

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....

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....

Hunting Bill (26 Oct 2004)

the Bishop of Peterborough: From these Benches I add my support for this group of amendments. I do so very much in the spirit of compromise to which the noble Lord, Lord King, has just referred. It seems to me that this is a compromise between those who want a total ban and those who want the present situation to continue without any regulation. I support these amendments on the basis of a principle that my noble friend...

Human Tissue Bill (25 Oct 2004)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, I support many of the comments that have been made. For pastoral and theological reasons, I support the amendment. Certainly, you may not own my body, but neither totally do I. As John Donne memorably said, none of us is an island; we all belong to each other. There must, therefore, be a mechanism by which issues of the common good can, in very specific circumstances, override...

Civil Partnership Bill [HL] (22 Apr 2004)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, I am honoured to follow the noble Lord, Lord Elton, and I agree with many of the things that he said about love. I am sorry that I shall disappoint him and not take up cudgels with the noble Earl, Lord Onslow. I too welcome what the Minister has called the measured response to a recognised need. It has, as she said, been shaped by consultation, including with the Church, and it...

Countryside (25 Feb 2004)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, I, too, want to thank the noble Earl for initiating this debate, and for his comprehensive introduction. The future of the countryside is a matter that affects us all, for wherever we live we are to a greater or lesser extent influenced and shaped by the countryside. My own formation goes back to a childhood in Dorset and a school in Derbyshire that had its own mixed farm, where I...

Hunting Bill (16 Sep 2003)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, in the previous debates held on this subject in your Lordships' House, the moral arguments on both sides have been eloquently presented, including in a number of contributions from these Benches. I have re-read those debates in preparation for this week and find myself in substantial agreement with the line taken by the then Bishop of Bath and Wells, the right reverend Jim Thompson....

Convention on the Future of Europe (9 Sep 2003)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, on behalf of my colleagues on these Benches, I welcome this debate and thank the Minister for introducing the draft constitution with characteristic clarity. I am honoured to follow the noble Lord, Lord Grenfell, and thank him and the Select Committee for their work. In an earlier debate in January, my friend the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of St Albans voiced his concern...

Universities: Tuition Fees (9 Sep 2003)

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Universities: Tuition Fees (9 Sep 2003)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, would the noble Baroness agree that the increase in tuition fees, even if delayed beyond graduation, has the danger of discouraging people from precisely the backgrounds that she would want to encourage entering higher education from doing so?

Steel Industry (25 Jun 2003)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, I am conscious that many of your Lordships have a much closer acquaintance with the steel industry than I have—most noticeably the noble Lord, Lord Brookman. I associate myself with those who have thanked him for initiating this debate. Perhaps it is presumptuous of me to seek to add to the detailed comments already made, but I should like to draw attention to the social...

Commons Amendment (19 Jun 2003)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, from these Benches I express my sympathy with the amendment. Every bishop in the land who lives in a town or city centre is aware of how the quality of life there has decreased. The clergy are often among the few residents who are still living in town and city centres. The increase in licensing hours and entertainment provision, and the opening of public houses, make it difficult to...

Licensing Bill [HL] (12 Dec 2002)

the Bishop of Peterborough: I do not want to add to the arguments advanced by my friend the right reverend Prelate, the Bishop of London, but I want to stress the widespread concern about the matter and the importance of churches and religious buildings in the cultural life of the countryside. In my episcopal ministry, I have served in two dioceses—Peterborough and Chichester—which are typical of the English...

Countryside and Tourism (17 Oct 2001)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, I speak in the debate not only from knowledge of my own diocese, which extends across the whole of rural Northamptonshire and the county of Rutland, but also from four years' experience as Bishop of Lewes in Sussex and with long-standing knowledge of Cumbria, where my father still lives. I was in the north Pennines when the last cluster of outbreaks of foot and mouth disease...


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