Results 41–60 of 201 for speaker:the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds

Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (5 Mar 2013)

the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: My Lords, the three amendments in this group have two specific aims, and both concern the treatment of children under the Bill, which we have discussed under Amendment 12. Amendment 14 seeks to remove child benefit from the Bill and Amendment 19 does the same for child tax credit, while Amendment 17 concerns the child additions within universal credit. I shall return to Amendment 17 later...

Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (5 Mar 2013)

the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: My Lords, following the Minister's final comments, can I check that the default position after 2015-16 will be that there would be CPI increases based on the lower level that benefits will have reached by then?

Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (5 Mar 2013)

the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: My Lords, I have put down my name in support of the amendment and am very grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Lister, for her tabling of it and for her powerful advocacy of it. I have done so because I am repeatedly told by citizens advice bureaux and the like of the uncertainty which is being introduced by this Bill. It is ironic that we have talked so much of certainty in setting the rates...

Armed Forces: Army Basing Plan — Statement (5 Mar 2013)

the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: My Lords, the Minister will recognise that those of us who come from Yorkshire will have mixed feelings about the Statement and since both Catterick and Ripon are in my patch, I share those feelings. On the one hand, so far as my experience at Catterick is concerned, I very much welcome the emphasis in the Statement on spousal opportunities for work, home ownership and continuity of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Asylum Seekers (28 Feb 2013)

the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that the rate of financial support for children and their families needing asylum support while they are in the United Kingdom is adequate to prevent children being left destitute.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Asylum Seekers (28 Feb 2013)

the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to uprate the level of financial support for children and their families needing asylum support while they are in the United Kingdom.

Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (25 Feb 2013)

the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: Perhaps I might ask the Minister about work allowances, which were referred to by the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Leicester. The Minister's response left me unsure whether, as time goes on, they will be increased in line with inflation. They are a major element of support for those who are in work.

Health: Midwives — Question (25 Feb 2013)

the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: My Lords, the fact that Edge Hill University, for example, had nearly 900 applications for 22 midwifery places shows considerable enthusiasm for acquiring this skill. However, experience shows that many midwives withdraw during training or the early years of practice. Has the Minister any statistics on such withdrawals and does he know any of the reasons for them?

Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (11 Feb 2013)

the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: My Lords, my colleague the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Leicester argued that in this Bill we are again putting pressure on those who are already the poorest in our society. We want to urge the Government to look again at the effect of the Bill on child poverty, not just over the next three years, but on into the future. I will not repeat my colleague's arguments, but in that context,...

Horsemeat and Food Fraud — Statement (11 Feb 2013)

the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: My Lords, I return to the question of the contamination of halal meat, which got a brief reference in the Statement and has real implications for faith communities and faith relationships. This may not have been a matter of deliberate fraud but it must have been dangerously careless. Can the Minister give us more reassurance on the action taken by the food industry as regards finding...

Asylum Seekers: Support — Question (24 Jan 2013)

the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the basis for their decision not to increase provision for asylum support under Sections 4 and 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 in 2012; and when they will decide on the level of such provision for 2013.

Asylum Seekers: Support — Question (24 Jan 2013)

the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: My Lords, I am grateful for, but somewhat puzzled by, that Answer. If the purpose of the support is to prevent anyone falling into destitution, how can that support be reduced in real terms by 6.2% over two years without redefining destitution? Will the Minister commit himself to studying the evidence for destitution in the cross-party report on asylum support for children to be published...

Children and Young People — Question (23 Jan 2013)

the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: My Lords, has the Minister noted the Children's Society report on the value of advocacy? It highlights significant inconsistencies in young people's access to an independent advocate. What are the Government doing to improve the availability of advocacy services for children and young people in the care of the state?

Freedom of Religion and Conscience — Question for Short Debate (22 Jan 2013)

the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: My Lords, I, too, am very grateful to the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Guildford for raising this profound issue for our world, of freedom of conscience, as a human right involving the ability for human beings to make their own choices as to which, if any, faith system they wish to follow. That means that individuals must have the opportunity to change their adherence as a matter of...

Children: Suicide and Self-harm — Question (22 Jan 2013)

the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: My Lords, from successive reports, has the Minister noted the role of alcohol in the phalanx of causes of self-harm among children? What is being done to reduce the availability of alcohol to teenagers?

Algeria — Statement (21 Jan 2013)

the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: First, I associate these Benches with the sympathy with the relatives of those who have died and who have experienced the nightmare of either knowing that their relatives have died or not knowing what has happened to them. We meet in mourning this afternoon. We also associate ourselves with the thanks to the diplomatic staff, who have done such an excellent job in repatriating those who have...

Global Hunger — Question (21 Jan 2013)

the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: My Lords, does the Minister accept that part of the solution for our broken food system lies in taking steps internationally to ensure that companies pay tax appropriately in developing countries, and to help those countries to use their own resources in the fight against hunger? Can she assure us that the Government's G8 tax reform agenda addresses the problems of tax avoidance faced by...

Homosexuality in Nigeria and Uganda — Question (9 Jan 2013)

the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: My Lords, will the Minister consult with Lambeth Palace and the incoming most reverend Primate the Archbishop of Canterbury on these issues, since Lambeth has considerable experience of relating to these two countries in particular, and of challenging their human rights records?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Cardiology (8 Jan 2013)

the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the Independent Reconfiguration Panel to publish the findings of its review of the Safe and Sustainable proposals on children's congenital heart services; whether they issued any instructions about consulting Members of Parliament when requesting that review; and whether they plan to issue further instructions to ensure that interested Members...


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