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Results 1–20 of 180 for speaker:the Bishop of Winchester

Democratic Republic of Congo — Question (10 Feb 2009)

the Bishop of Winchester: To ask Her Majesty's Government what response they have made to the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1857 passed on 22 December 2008 regarding the Democratic Republic of Congo, in accordance with paragraph 7 calling upon all states to report within 45 days on the action they have taken.

Democratic Republic of Congo — Question (10 Feb 2009)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, I am grateful for the Minister's response. I am surprised at his point about "yet to finalise". I understood—this is clear from the wording of the Question—that the report had to be within 45 days after 22 December, which, by my reckoning, was last week. Perhaps I may tempt him into more detail and urgency. What other steps, and through what other fresh mechanisms and with what...

Democratic Republic of Congo — Question (10 Feb 2009)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, is it possible to ask the noble Lord to check his facts?

Disabled Persons (Independent Living) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (13 Mar 2009)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, it is a privilege to speak briefly in support of the noble Lord's third attempt to bring forward these very important proposals. It is a special privilege because, as Bishop with responsibility for Stoke-on-Trent before being called to Winchester, I hold him in particular admiration. It is also a privilege to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Campbell. As she spoke of the noble Lord's...

Cohabitation Bill [HL] — Second Reading (13 Mar 2009)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord on his persevering industry, and that of the Odysseus Trust and Resolution, in bringing forward yet again a substantial Bill in the hope of pioneering a path which he may persuade the Government to follow. In February 2004 the General Synod of the Church of England passed the following two-part motion: "That this Synod ... a) strongly reaffirm that...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Jun 2009)

the Bishop of Winchester: I wonder whether I am the only Member of the Committee who has become increasingly baffled during the past quarter of an hour. My understanding is that in Parliament, as in most other bodies, it is the responsibility of those who bring proposals forward to be able to present some sense of their cost. Without that, it is hardly responsible to make such proposals. Secondly, has the Minister...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (9 Jun 2009)

the Bishop of Winchester: What is the impact of Schedule 4(6) on page 127, to which reference is made in the clauses we are discussing, on the discussion that we have just had? As I read it, it seems to be making the precise points that the Minister seeks to deny.

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (9 Jun 2009)

the Bishop of Winchester: I can understand the noble Lord saying that. My question is whether that is the case.

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (10 Jun 2009)

the Bishop of Winchester: In the light of the points that the Minister made and of the way that noble Lords have spoken to the amendments, would another way of proceeding that might meet some elements be if on Report he were to table an amendment that would severely restrict the extent to which organs of the state could bring legal representatives to inquests?

Asylum Seekers: Democratic Republic of Congo — Question (18 Jun 2009)

the Bishop of Winchester: To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have concluded that asylum seekers returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo will be safe from harm.

Asylum Seekers: Democratic Republic of Congo — Question (18 Jun 2009)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that Answer, but there will be many in your Lordships' House who find it bizarrely inadequate. I sympathise with the Minister for having to stick so closely to his brief and to close his mind to the large body of evidence that is available among those who work with asylum seekers all over the country. Does he agree that the Home Office can continue to say...

Taxation: Channel Islands — Question (23 Jun 2009)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, I declare an interest as bishop of the bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey, a position held by the Bishop of Winchester since the 16th century. Will the Minister confirm that both Channel Island dependencies are listed by the OECD as having substantially implemented the internationally agreed tax standard and that they appear in the same top tier of jurisdictions as the UK itself?

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (30 Jun 2009)

the Bishop of Winchester: As the debate on the amendment has proceeded I am sure that I am not the only Member of the Committee who is not a lawyer who has found it enormously instructive. I have been increasingly convinced by the case made by the noble and learned Lord and so many others who have spoken for the amendment. As I have done so, and as that has been the way in which my mind has been moving, and even...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (6th Day) (9 Jul 2009)

the Bishop of Winchester: I, too, support the amendment moved by the noble Lord, Lord Waddington. My name is the fourth name to it. I apologise to your Lordships that I was not here for the first few speeches; the time that I was away was the only time that the noble Lord, Lord West, could give me to pursue questions arising from one that I asked in your Lordships' House a few weeks ago. I was unsuccessful in being in...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (6th Day) (9 Jul 2009)

the Bishop of Winchester: No. My own studies, which I suspect are comparable to that of the noble Lord in these matters, suggest that that is the case for some of those who understand themselves to be gay but for others it may not be. Substantial scientific, psychological and medical research points to the statement that I made a moment ago. That is why I say that this question is by no means settled. To pass law on...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (6th Day) (9 Jul 2009)

the Bishop of Winchester: Would it not be simpler to leave this clause in and to revise the guidance? Would that not be simpler, clearer and more direct?

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] (15 Jan 2008)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, I do not know whether I am the only Member of your Lordships' House who, after this 45 minutes, and after helpful explication of the language of the "human admixed embryo", is left thinking that the previous phrase, "interspecies embryo", was clearer for the man or woman in the street, the church or the mosque, than what we now offer. My second point is equally brisk. It is of...

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] (15 Jan 2008)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, we have heard a series of distinguished speeches, which have been hugely educative, but perhaps I may take the House back to what I take to be the main thrust of Amendment No. 8. I am warmly supportive of the amendment. I also believe that I understand, I say with great temerity, why the noble Lords, Lord Patel and Lord Winston, concentrated on some of the major parts of the speech...

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] (15 Jan 2008)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, that was, characteristically, an enormously valuable contribution from the noble Baroness. However, it seems that the logic of what she says, particularly when you start talking about a High Court judge, is that both Parliament and the judges often take the view that parliamentary direction on matters of substantial principle is a proper thing. Therefore, great as my respect for her...

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] (21 Jan 2008)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, would the noble Baroness like to provide us with a definition of the term "future proof"?


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