Results 1–20 of 63 for speaker:the Bishop of Birmingham

Economy: The Growth Plan 2022 - Motion to Take Note (10 Oct 2022)

the Bishop of Birmingham: My Lords, I have been immensely grateful for the stimulation and companionship I have found in your Lordships’ House as a Member for the last 12 years, not least in the last three or four speeches this afternoon on this immensely complex subject. It is worth turning up, if only to feel the embarrassment of my colleagues when one of their number is called “mature” and...

Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee - Motion for an Humble Address (26 May 2022)

the Bishop of Birmingham: My Lords, I am delighted on behalf of the Lords spiritual to offer profound gratitude and hearty and—to echo the noble and learned Lord, Lord Judge—joyful congratulations to Her Majesty the Queen on her Platinum Jubilee. I may not have been aware of the events of 6 February 1952, unlike some of your Lordships, although, being born just two months later, I can claim to have been eager to...

Schools: Extremism and Intolerance - Question (28 Mar 2022)

the Bishop of Birmingham: My Lords, will the Minister commend the people of Birmingham for their extraordinary efforts since 2014 on cohesion and attempting to learn lessons from this very complicated event, as we have heard in your Lordships’ House today? Will she particularly commend them for the United Nations rights reporting school award, which has been applied for every year and is now awarded to 51% of...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 20 (18 Jan 2022)

the Bishop of Birmingham: My Lords, on behalf of my right reverend friend the Bishop of London, who cannot be in her place today, I speak in support of Amendment 141, to which she has put her name, alongside all the amendments, which I too support, having listened to the discussion and read them carefully. They all aim to strengthen the services for children and young people. The Government should be congratulated on...

Freedom of Speech - Motion to Take Note (10 Dec 2021)

the Bishop of Birmingham: My Lords, as we have been hearing, speech is one of the most precious gifts for humanity, freedom of which is easy to take for granted, as we may do from week to week in this House, but even easier to abuse. Speech is so important that, at this season of the year, for people of Christian tradition, we even call the son of God’s appearance the word of God—the word made flesh. In the same...

House of Lords: Remote Participation and Hybrid Sittings - Motion to Take Note (20 May 2021)

the Bishop of Birmingham: My Lords, I share, from these Benches, our gratitude for all those who have worked so hard, with agility and rapidity, both the staff that serve the House and those who manage the business of the House, in a very challenging and, in fact, a unique time, as has been referred to several times already. The noble Earl, Lord Howe, said that every aspect of life has been affected by the coronavirus...

Constitution, Democracy and Human Rights Commission - Question (14 Jan 2021)

the Bishop of Birmingham: My Lords, I welcome the request from the noble Lord, Lord Young, and the call from the noble Baroness, Lady Quin, for a cross-party, independent approach to this. Were the commission to make a primary objective strengthening the union and a Parliament working for the whole United Kingdom, does the Minister agree that it should give serious consideration to the devolution of power in England...

Economic Update - Statement (12 Jan 2021)

the Bishop of Birmingham: I am grateful for the much-appreciated provisions made by the Chancellor so far in this extreme crisis and for his honesty in outlining the significant harm already caused to the economy by the pandemic. Will the Minister reassure the House that, following these emergency measures, many of which have been outlined just now, there are plans and policies already being formed for a recovery?...

Channel Islands Measure - Motion to Direct: Amendment to the Motion (15 Jul 2020)

the Bishop of Birmingham: My Lords, I am grateful for the detailed care that each of the participants in the debate has taken over what is a complex and sensitive matter. I am particularly grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Faulkner, for bringing forward his concern from the Ecclesiastical Committee. Of course, as the noble Baroness, Lady Hayter, has just said, it is regrettable that the committee does not have access...

Channel Islands Measure - Motion to Direct (15 Jul 2020)

the Bishop of Birmingham: That this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Channel Islands Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent.

Channel Islands Measure - Motion to Direct (15 Jul 2020)

the Bishop of Birmingham: My Lords, I shall give some brief historical and current background to the Channel Islands Measure, then outline its content. Until the 16th century, the Channel Islands were part of the Church of France and the diocese of Coutances. In 1496, Henry VII obtained a papal bull transferring the islands to the English diocese of Salisbury, but it seems this was not put into effect. The islands...

House of Lords: Relocation - Private Notice Question (14 Jul 2020)

the Bishop of Birmingham: Does the Minister agree that, whether temporarily or permanently, it is better, in a bicameral system, as the noble Lord, Lord Lang, alluded to, for the two Houses to be placed together? In terms of reaching the people, would he also commend the Lord Speaker’s outreach programme to bring civic duties and understanding to schools as a good way of communicating? By the way, when this was last...

Trade Agreements - Question (14 Jul 2020)

the Bishop of Birmingham: My Lords, just this week we have heard reports of poor working conditions and pay in factories in Leicester, but the UK is also heavily reliant on international supply chains. Will the Minister specify what steps the Government are taking to ensure that trade agreements insist that all UK imports are produced by workers with good conditions and dignified pay?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Minerals: Overseas Trade ( 6 Jul 2020)

the Bishop of Birmingham: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans are in place to ensure the UK’s continued access to critical minerals on the international market up to, and following, 31 December.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Minerals: Overseas Trade ( 6 Jul 2020)

the Bishop of Birmingham: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the growth of UK-based green industries and the resultant need for high levels of critical mineral supplies.

Banking: Standards and Reform - Question for Short Debate ( 3 Sep 2019)

the Bishop of Birmingham: My Lords, I am grateful to my right reverend friend for leading this debate and I welcome the Minister to his new role. I want to focus on the recommendations in the original report—the references in paragraph 138 of the summary, volume 1—which looked at culture change. The response of the banking industry to that challenge came through a report produced by Sir Richard Lambert, which said...

Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 4 ( 9 Jul 2019)

the Bishop of Birmingham: My Lords, I support the spirit of partnership between local and national fundraising for this specific, ring-fenced purpose, as described by the noble Lord, Lord Rooker. The numbers are quite interesting: it is estimated that £1 a night for the three-year period from 2020 to 2022 might bring in £4.5 million to £5 million per year, which could possibly amount to £15 million of local...

Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 1 ( 9 Jul 2019)

the Bishop of Birmingham: My Lords, perhaps I may comment on one or two of these amendments in one go. I was delighted to hear the enthusiasm for Birmingham. The noble Lord, Lord Rooker, did not say where he had been on holiday, but I hope he will choose Birmingham on a future occasion. The things I would like to comment on in slightly more detail arise in particular in Amendment 5. Perhaps I may take the chance to...

Anti-Semitism - Question for Short Debate (13 Sep 2018)

the Bishop of Birmingham: My Lords, as we have heard, there is a need for constant vigilance to ensure that anti-Semitism plays no part in the life of our country. To continue its determination in this aim, the College of Bishops of the Church of England, building on 75 years of friendship marked by the founding of the Council of Christians and Jews, has adopted and adhered to the International Holocaust Remembrance...

D-day and the Battle of Arnhem: 75th Anniversaries - Question (11 Sep 2018)

the Bishop of Birmingham: My Lords, I do not have to declare such a close interest in the name Urquhart as the noble Lord across the Chamber, but I bear the same surname. These events were some time ago. In addition to the very important commemorations which the Church and other faiths fully support and participate in, I encourage the Minister to talk to colleagues in the Department for Education to ensure that they...


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