Results 21–28 of 28 for speaker:the Bishop of Lichfield

Asylum Seekers: Health Needs (27 Nov 2000)

the Bishop of Lichfield: My Lords, perhaps I may ask the Minister about interpreter services. In a Midland town in my region an asylum seeker who had lost an eye through torture received no on-going medical treatment through lack of an interpreter, even though he was registered with a GP. Can the Minister comment on that situation?

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (10 Feb 2000)

the Bishop of Lichfield: In the West Midlands we are looking forward eagerly to getting the very best out of the arrangements at all the different levels. In large parts of the Birmingham neighbourhood there are great expectations that the regional development agency will focus inward investment and give more direction to industrial development over the entire region. We look eagerly and hopefully at good...

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (8 Feb 2000)

the Bishop of Lichfield: I wish to stress generally that I speak for all the Churches in giving strong support for the whole thrust of this Bill. Its major restructuring has been widely welcomed. As a bishop coming from the West Midlands, I particularly welcome the siting of the new council in Coventry. It is important that the Bill engages the whole community. I shall be grateful to receive help from the noble...

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (8 Feb 2000)

the Bishop of Lichfield: Perhaps I may add to what my noble colleague the Bishop of Wakefield has said. For more than 15 years I have come from--and cared for--a diocese which is not suffering from the closure of the mines but is in huge post-industrial shock after the failure and the closure of the foundries. I am talking of industrial towns in the Black Country. If children--not only those at the post-19 level but...

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

the Bishop of Lichfield: Perhaps I may intervene. I made the point that I am not prepared to give up something when we do not know where we are going. It is not the bench-mark as such; it is because we are moving to another position that has yet to be spelt out.

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

the Bishop of Lichfield: It has been suggested that the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Blackburn has been "a little Jesuitical". We learnt from a former and, in my book, esteemed Prime Minister that, "A week is a long time in politics". It seems to me that it could be an even longer time until we have an agreed framework that is better than the situation that Section 28 preserves. For that reason I strongly...

The Countryside (1 Dec 1999)

the Bishop of Lichfield: My Lords, I, too, am most grateful to the noble Earl, Lord Ferrers, for initiating this debate. I should also like to thank the previous speaker, the noble Lord, Lord Palmer, for introducing and holding to this note of urgency about the situation. It so happens that my own diocese has a population of over 2.5 million people dispersed across a considerable area of the West Midlands. The...

Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Appointed Day) Order 1999 (30 Nov 1999)

the Bishop of Lichfield: My Lords, the noble Earl, Lord Longford, showed characteristic courage in mentioning the place of prayer in his own participation and concern in this process. I want to add that many people on both sides have prayed for peace. The Church and many outside the Church will be committed to continuing to pray for the new arrangements as they have prayed for peace up to this point.

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