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Results 161–180 of 180 for speaker:the Bishop of Winchester

Zimbabwe (10 Dec 2002)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, what consultation are the Government having with the three groups referred to in the Question that will lead to the ending of Zimbabwe's continuing and huge-scale pillage of mineral and other resources from the DRC?

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (14 Nov 2002)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, I was glad to note at the end of the gracious Speech, and I welcome, the Government's renewed commitment, "to work for a more effective global effort to reduce poverty", their commitment to increase the aid budget and to the implementation of the Africa Action Plan in response to the New Partnership for Africa's Development. As a contribution to those commitments, I intend to speak...

Adoption and Children Bill (16 Oct 2002)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, it is making too much of myself to say that I support the point made by the noble Earl, Lord Russell, but it was the point that I had intended to make—although I should have done so without his erudition and charm. It seems to me that this is not the way to introduce a provision that is very similar to the civil partnerships proposals—on a side-wind in a Bill dealing with quite...

Adoption and Children Bill (16 Oct 2002)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, in the other place and in your Lordships' House—at Second Reading, in Grand Committee and, at times, this afternoon—attention has been drawn to Clause 1(2), which states: "The paramount consideration...must be the child's welfare". That is properly so. However, many who made that reference did not quote the sentence through to its end. It says: "The paramount...

Export Control Bill (4 Mar 2002)

the Bishop of Winchester: Can the Minister explain, in the light of what he has just said, why this amendment relating to sustainability is qualitatively different from item B in the schedule which refers to, "An adverse effect on peace, security or stability"? Why is it in a different league from that? The logic of the point that the Minister has just made is that we should remove item B as well. I am all for item B...

Civil Partnerships Bill [HL] (25 Jan 2002)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, a case could be made for a different Bill with this Title. It would be designed to give to quite a small number of people, in quite long-term relationships, or after such relationships had been ended by death, a limited number of those rights and supports in law, the absence of which has, indeed, been found particularly distressing. We have reason to be grateful to the noble Lord,...

Civil Partnerships Bill [HL] (25 Jan 2002)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, in relation to the first of those points, it seemed to me that in Clause 26(3) there is a mention that the entitlements and accrued rights of a member of a pension scheme will be safeguarded. But I ask whether there will be costs after the relevant power is exercised. In relation to the other clause, for reasons which I believe I understand from the Explanatory Notes, a particular...

Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (16 Nov 2000)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord for giving way. I wonder whether, on reflection, he believes that the noble Earl, Lord Selborne, made some sense in his reference to wagons. Indeed, all sorts of people had vehicles with four wheels, not two, before the motor car came into existence. Such vehicles were pulled by horses. That type of argument has been put forward at other points during the...

Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (16 Nov 2000)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, I associate myself with the amendments of the noble Baroness, Lady Sharp, and the noble Earl, Lord Selborne. I associate myself, too, with their thanks to the Minister for the work that he and his officials have undertaken in tabling the initial amendment. I am enormously impressed by the depth of the noble Earl's researches and his mastery of these matters. The issue is of great...

Sodomy: Scotland (13 Nov 2000)

the Bishop of Winchester: Are we not in danger of losing the focus on Clause 4 in the discussion which has just taken flight? Perhaps I may ask the Minister whether we can return to the particular points on Clause 4 on which, at this time of night, I believe we should be working.

Sodomy: Scotland (13 Nov 2000)

the Bishop of Winchester: Perhaps the Minister will agree that I was trying to assist him.

Sodomy: Scotland (13 Nov 2000)

the Bishop of Winchester: Perhaps I may put again in summary the point I made earlier, although at the wrong moment, to the noble and learned Lord the Attorney-General by reference to something which the noble Lord, Lord Carlisle, said. If I heard aright, he summarised the Minister's insistence on four conditions only by saying that the gravamen of all four of them was that they had to do with young people who were...

Sodomy: Scotland (13 Nov 2000)

the Bishop of Winchester: I wonder whether I am the only person who is now thoroughly puzzled. I heard the noble Lord, Lord Carlisle, make a helpful proposal, which I then heard the noble and learned Lord the Minister accept as helpful, namely that it is possible to work on a clause stand part basis. I then heard the noble Baroness, Lady Young, take no notice of that, and, it sounded to me, lose an opportunity to work...

Sodomy: Scotland (13 Nov 2000)

the Bishop of Winchester: Perhaps I may offer some assistance. If I put it in non-legal language, it sounded to me as thought he noble and learned Lord was saying that the person remains, as it were, on the books of the home whether he is in it or out of it. That is what I understood the noble and learned Lord to be saying and it may be helpful to put it in that language to see whether that is indeed what he is saying.

Sodomy: Scotland (13 Nov 2000)

the Bishop of Winchester: I should like to take up two points from among those raised by the noble Baroness, Lady Blatch, and by the Minister. The first point may assist the Minister, while the second seeks to establish whether he needs to keep on making the distinction around the area of the fifth condition. I was attracted to Amendment No. 17, but I could see the point being made by the Minister in his response....

MOTION MOVED ON CONSIDERATION OF COMMONS AMENDMENT No. 377 (24 Jul 2000)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, does the Minister recognise that while this is a swashbuckling presentation of some of the issues, it really does not seem to me to meet the range of points which have been raised this evening. It appears to me that he has manifestly misrepresented what I said earlier. I have no doubt that among noble Lords on all sides of the House who may be considering how to vote this evening,...

MOTION MOVED ON CONSIDERATION OF COMMONS AMENDMENT No. 377 (24 Jul 2000)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, if you could question all of us who sit on these Benches, whether present or absent today, you would find us in agreement on at least four important points in relation to the matters before us in these amendments, even though we may not all be found in the same Lobby when the matter comes to a vote. First, as last Tuesday evening showed, we are gladly and firmly convinced of the...

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (23 Mar 2000)

the Bishop of Winchester: My Lords, I hope that the House warmly welcomes the close, careful and sustained collaboration between the Catholic Education Service and the Church of England Board of Education, represented especially by their chairmen, Archbishop Vincent Nichols and my friend the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Blackburn, that has paved the way for this amendment. I warmly welcome, too, the...

Local Government Bill [H.L.] (7 Feb 2000)

the Bishop of Winchester: I recognise that the Minister's role is to make quite a tendentious speech. I have not counted the number of times he has used the word "fact", but I suspect that we are now in double figures. Will he agree that in the world of rational and sensible discussion that the Prime Minister has requested we should judge matters to be facts when we have carefully weighed the evidence? On a number of...

Local Government Bill [H.L.] (7 Feb 2000)

the Bishop of Winchester: It is precisely those facts that are in dispute. They do not become more evident as facts when stated loudly from the Dispatch Box.


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