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Results 21–40 of 180 for speaker:the Bishop of Winchester

Equality Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (19 Jan 2010)

the Bishop of Winchester: I am grateful to the noble Lord for asking that question. I am very happy about Clause 29 with the material that is in the clause about which we are speaking. I am happy that at a range of points in this Bill, in relation to Clause 29 and in other places, the Government have made it clear that they are gathering together existing legislation, rather than either repealing it or tightening it,...

Equality Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (19 Jan 2010)

the Bishop of Winchester: This would take us into quite another issue. To what extent are your Lordships' House and the other place, the court of Parliament, prepared to work at holding intention regarding competing rights-indeed, competing tracts in this Bill? That seems to be the issue that faces us time after time.

Equality Bill — Committee (Continued) (2nd Day) (13 Jan 2010)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, I, too, when I read this amendment recently, was fascinated to see in which direction the noble and learned Lord, Lord Mackay, was going. I saw, on the one hand, the kinds of things that the noble Lord, Lord Lester, was saying, but, on the other, saw the fundamental importance of what the noble and learned Lord has put in the amendment. However, before saying any more, I want to...

Equality Bill — Committee (Continued) (2nd Day) (13 Jan 2010)

the Bishop of Winchester: I am grateful to the noble Baroness for breaking off. Surely in that case the precise the point was that the local authority was not prepared to work in the way she has just described. Had it been so prepared, there would be no example.

Vacancies in Suffragan Sees and Other Ecclesiastical Offices Measure — Motion to Present for Royal Assent (13 Jan 2010)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, perhaps I can reassure the noble Lord, Lord Judd. Although the law and practice has been as described, there was a hint in the description given by my noble friend the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Chichester that, while a minority of bishops have followed the directions to the letter in this particular matter-of going through a selection process for a second name who knows...

Equality Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (13 Jan 2010)

the Bishop of Winchester: Perhaps the noble Lord and I can make that amendment together at a later stage.

Equality Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (13 Jan 2010)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, I want to take the opportunity that Amendment 56 provides of probing a line in this legislation about harassment that risks exacerbating an existing concern of very many in the churches. Subsections (2)(a) and (b) of the new clause proposed in Amendment 56 copy exactly the wording in Clause 26(1)(b)(i) and (ii). My concern with the first of those-that B's dignity may be violated-is...

Equality Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (13 Jan 2010)

the Bishop of Winchester: The noble Lord has said it very graciously. If I am speaking at the wrong time, I shall stop. What I have said is on the record so it may be useful later.

Queen's Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (19 Nov 2009)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Lord. This summer in Kindu in the province of Maniema in Congo I had the privilege, with my wife and the Congolese Anglican Bishop of Kindu, of spending an hour or more at Merlin's headquarters in Kindu, Merlin delivering medical services, effectively for the province of Maniema, in immensely complex conditions. A hundred years ago today...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Commons Reasons and Amendments (11 Nov 2009)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, I shall say very little because virtually everything I wished to say has been said by the noble Lords, Lord Waddington and Lord Dear, and by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Mackay. Having read Monday's debate in the other place, as others have said, the case seemed to be asserted but not made. I believe that this element of what, as the noble and learned Lord, Lord Mackay, rightly...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Report (3rd Day) (28 Oct 2009)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, I think that there probably is an answer to the question that the noble Lord, Lord Lester, put just now to the noble Lord, Lord Henley. I in no way want to reopen the discussion of 5 March 2008, the report of which I have reread, as has the noble Lord. I could not be there that day but I would have voted with the majority for the reasons that the most reverend Primates the...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Report (3rd Day) (28 Oct 2009)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, I hear what the noble Lord says and I do not deny his description of the state of the law in Northern Ireland, but it seems to me—again, as an onlooker—that taking into account what is still manifestly a fraught interreligious, as well as political, situation in Northern Ireland, it really does not behove this House or this Parliament to risk exacerbating that, which I suspect...

Darfur: Lord's Resistance Army — Question (28 Oct 2009)

the Bishop of Winchester: The noble Baroness mentioned the reinforcements for MONUC, which it was decided by the UN to send last October. Does she agree that had those reinforcements arrived, which they have not, MONUC might have been able to work with other forces in dealing to some extent with Kony so that he might never have got to Darfur in the first place?

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?

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 (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...

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?

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...


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