Results 1–20 of 40 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') 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.

Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill (20 Jun 2007)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, as a regular wearer of purple, I hesitate to speak after the remarks of the noble Baroness, Lady Hamwee. However, I am grateful to her for reminding me of our time together in Mortlake, where we developed a model of partnership between church and local government whose fruits are still evident within that community. The histories of the structure of local government and the church...

Medical Training Application Service (16 May 2007)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, does the Minister accept that what has happened has not only damaged people's confidence in the system but, in a number of cases, has also damaged individual applicants' confidence in their own sense of vocation? What plans do the Government have to seek to restore that sense of vocation in these young doctors and in the profession generally, which is so important to the well-being...

Children (29 Mar 2007)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Lord, Lord Northbourne, for initiating this debate and welcome the publication of Every Parent Matters. Like other Members of your Lordships' House, I shall highlight relationships, which are fundamental to all human well-being, especially that of children. It is an area in which church and faith groups have a particular interest and a particular contribution...

Education and Inspections Bill (30 Oct 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, the noble Lord obviously has a prescience that is misplaced. We would have voted the other way.

Education and Inspections Bill (30 Oct 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, I shall endeavour to be brief and I shall certainly not emulate Gladstone. I agree with a number of speakers that we are seeking integration. I am sorry but I do not believe that the amendment in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Baker, will achieve that and I do not think it is the right way to achieve it. I disagree with the noble Lord in thinking that it will be simple to...

Education and Inspections Bill (30 Oct 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, I shall intervene only briefly because reference has been made to Church of England schools. A lot of the fears that have been expressed are unfounded; these are two very modest amendments. They clarify the situation in regard to controlled schools, where the majority of those on the governing body are not Church members or foundation members, and the majority of the governing body...

Education and Inspections Bill (30 Oct 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, I too support this group of amendments. They address the concern we have discussed on a number of occasions as we have considered the Bill. Throughout this debate there has been considerable agreement that our schools should support and provide community cohesion. We have disagreed about how that can be best achieved in practice, but faith schools will want to contribute to the...

Education and Inspections Bill (24 Oct 2006)

the Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, we on these Benches are grateful to the Minister for these amendments, which, as he said, address issues that we raised in Committee and which have been discussed subsequently. Sadly, I think that I am not the only bishop with responsibility for a diocese where a local authority has reduced parental choice by withdrawing support for denominational transport. Indeed, I received a...

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...

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 (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: 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...

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 (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...

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 (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 (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: 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...


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