All 18 results for speaker:the Bishop of Bradford

Agriculture: Dairy Industry — Question (26 Jul 2010)

the Bishop of Bradford: My Lords, does the Minister accept that, if young people are to come into the dairy farming industry, superfast broadband is a necessity? Can he confirm that superfast broadband will be rolled out to the one-third of farmers who are unable to access it?

Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (27 May 2010)

the Bishop of Bradford: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his humane and humorous introduction. I hope that he will follow the example rather than the advice of the noble Lord, Lord St John, as he continues his business. I will make a brief comment to the noble Lord, Lord Richard. It is the mosquito that is the most dangerous creature, not the crocodile. There are many mosquitoes around, ready to bite and infect. I...

Child Poverty Bill: Report (9 Mar 2010)

the Bishop of Bradford: My Lords, my colleague, the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Leicester, spoke at Second Reading out of the Good Childhood report, which was co-written by the noble Lord, Lord Layard, for the Children's Society. It described the current fiscal policy that increases the gulf between rich and poor, and the Government that have genuinely sought to bring people out of poverty, as absurd. It...

Children, Schools and Families Bill: Second Reading (8 Mar 2010)

the Bishop of Bradford: My Lords, as this is International Women's Day, I wonder whether I have been set up for the odd one out round on "Have I Got News for You": three are women, but only the other one is wearing a dress. I found what the noble Baroness, Lady Howarth, said to be very moving, focusing on the heart of what this measure is about and putting children first, so I apologise that I will go back more to...

Anti-Slavery Day Bill — Second Reading (5 Mar 2010)

the Bishop of Bradford: My Lords, I too thank the noble and learned Baroness, Lady Butler-Sloss, for introducing this Bill and the noble Baroness, Lady Young, for stepping into her place so eloquently. I too add my support to this Bill. If I had the opportunity to publish a book of beautiful letters, it would include a personal letter of just 500 words written by St Paul to his friend Philemon. Somehow, it found its...

Equality Bill — Report (Continued) (2 Mar 2010)

the Bishop of Bradford: I fear that once the decision has been made, it has already happened. If noble Lords wish to get the church or other churches to move with the legislation, I hope they will realise that it would help to engage them in discussion in the process of reaching a decision.

Equality Bill — Report (Continued) (2 Mar 2010)

the Bishop of Bradford: My Lords, one of the difficulties in the Church of England, other churches and other faiths is that we are in a society that is preoccupied by rights and choices and that anything we tend to say will appear ungenerous. This is particularly in the context of the especially generous remarks made by the noble Lord, Lord Alli, who kindly smiled in our direction during most of his speech. While I...

Equality Bill — Report (2 Mar 2010)

the Bishop of Bradford: My Lords, I have been asked to speak by the Chief Rabbi and by Sir Iqbal Sacranie. It is interesting that Jew and Muslim should come together in asking for this. It makes me wonder whether the noble Lords, Lord Lester and Lord Wallace, and the noble Baroness, Lady Northover, might not have a distinguished role to play in the Middle East. The original measure is about protecting not religion...

Equality Bill — Report (2 Mar 2010)

the Bishop of Bradford: My Lords, in the light of the noble Baroness's introduction of herself, I too must declare that I am Anglican. The fact that the sexual orientation goods and services legislation was introduced by secondary legislation in 2007 placed parliamentarians concerned about its implications for Catholic adoption agencies in a very difficult position. As unamendable regulations they could vote against...

Health: Obesity — Debate (7 Jan 2010)

the Bishop of Bradford: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Pendry, for calling for this debate on childhood obesity. Your Lordships may think that I speak simply as an act of confession. My robes hide the fact that I suffer from central adiposity; in other words, I put on weight around my middle and therefore carry an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and when I look round the...

Sudan — Debate (7 Jan 2010)

the Bishop of Bradford: My Lords, I begin by offering apologies from the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Salisbury. I spoke to him at about 9 o'clock, when he was on Salisbury station. He is still somewhere between there and Waterloo. He asked me to cover some of what he would have said. It is on my computer, so I shall be covering what he might have said. I add my thanks and my admiration to the noble...

Terrorism: Aviation and Border Security — Statement (5 Jan 2010)

the Bishop of Bradford: My Lords, I am very grateful to the Minister for referring to the care that the universities have taken. I know that that is particularly true of the University of Bradford, where there is a large minority of Muslim students. Does the Minister agree that those suggesting that Abdul Mutallab was radicalised in the Yemen were being slightly ingenuous? Radicalisation does not happen overnight or...

Asylum Seekers: Detention of Children — Question (30 Jun 2009)

the Bishop of Bradford: My Lords, I am grateful for that particular answer, and to hear that the Government do not have a "cold, hard heart" towards children. I have an interest in this matter, particularly as someone who was told that he would have been arrested, if he had not been a bishop, for my involvement in causing a dawn arrest to be bungled. These dawn arrests happen at six in the morning, with teams of...

Schools: Statutory Instruments (Merits Committee Report): Motion to Take Note (19 Jun 2009)

the Bishop of Bradford: My Lords, I add my thanks to the noble Lord, Lord Filkin, for introducing the debate and also, more importantly, for the report itself. It is clear, succinct and incisive; the same cannot always be said about the instruments which are being discussed. Indeed, Oxford council and the diocese of Oxford run a website to help schools know what they need to know, and it brings in quite an income....

Parliament and the Public — Question for Short Debate (16 Jun 2009)

the Bishop of Bradford: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Lord, Lord Renton, for this—as he said—very timely debate. I fear that much of the discussion is trying to adjust the deck chairs on the "Titanic". I support what the noble Lord, Lord Roberts, said, and join him in arguing for proportional representation, in particular STV, as a way of building a closer bridge between Parliament and the people. I declare...

Migrant Workers: Employment Rights — Question (16 Jun 2009)

the Bishop of Bradford: My Lords, the church, not least in my region of Yorkshire and Humber, has played an essential part in supporting migrant workers, particularly those in rural areas, by providing social support, advice and information on rights, and access to healthcare. Will the GLA ensure that gangmasters and employers have a duty to make migrant workers aware of these services?

Economy — Debate (7 May 2009)

the Bishop of Bradford: My Lords, I have a couple of season tickets which I am very happy to lend to the noble Lord.

Economy — Debate (7 May 2009)

the Bishop of Bradford: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, on securing this debate to call attention to the economic prospects for the United Kingdom. I begin by thanking noble Lords and the support staff of the House of Lords for making this new boy on the block so welcome. It is my privilege to make my maiden speech in your Lordships' House and to contribute to the debate from the perspective...


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