Results 1–20 of 23 for speaker:the Bishop of Truro

Child Welfare - Question (5 Jul 2017)

the Bishop of Truro: In the report, published in 2016, it states that 202 children suffering from mental health issues were placed in adult wards in 2015-16, despite this being made illegal in 2010. Can the Minister comment on this?

Development Aid Budget - Motion to Take Note (3 Jul 2017)

the Bishop of Truro: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady D’Souza, for initiating this debate on such a very important and topical issue. As no doubt we will hear from other speakers, the UK is known around the world as a leader in international development. It has achieved great results during the past two decades. I have no doubt of the importance of the case for measuring the impact of our...

Life Chances Strategy - Question for Short Debate (11 May 2016)

the Bishop of Truro: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Farmer, on securing this important debate. He kindly mentioned me in his introduction, and I probably ought to note that I once used to work in a college where, much later, he was on the governing body. He was also very sweet to mention that I might say something interesting. I find that most people look forward to what I have to say rather...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (19 Oct 2015)

the Bishop of Truro: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of those applying for a Short Term Benefit Advance (STBA) in 2014–15 were rejected because (1) they were not considered likely to be entitled to the benefit for which they required an STBA, (2) they were not considered to be in sufficient financial need to warrant an STBA, (3) they were not expected to be able to repay the loan arising from...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (19 Oct 2015)

the Bishop of Truro: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of those applying for a Short Term Benefit Advance in 2014–15 were awarded one but subsequently refused the benefit applied for.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (15 Oct 2015)

the Bishop of Truro: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish data on the number of claims and awards of Short Term Benefit Advances and Universal Credit Short Term Advances.

Welfare Assistance Schemes — Question for Short Debate (10 Feb 2015)

the Bishop of Truro: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local welfare assistance schemes provide effective support to people in crisis and will continue to be able to do so.

Welfare Assistance Schemes — Question for Short Debate (10 Feb 2015)

the Bishop of Truro: My Lords, I am very grateful indeed for this opportunity to raise a very important issue by putting some questions to the Government on, and raising matters relating to, local welfare assistance schemes. In doing so, I declare my interest that I am chair of the Children’s Society, a national charity which has conducted quite a lot of research in this area and to which I shall refer. I begin...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (6 Jan 2015)

the Bishop of Truro: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will encourage the personalisation of oxygen services specifically for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and ensure that users are thoroughly trained to avoid incorrect oxygen techniques. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to make sure that all patients diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are assessed for...

ISIL: Iraq and Syria — Statement (16 Oct 2014)

the Bishop of Truro: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Baroness for her Statement and associate the Lords spiritual with her thanks and tributes to those she mentioned in it. The conflicts in Syria and Iraq are, sadly, part of a wider cycle of sickening violence in which individuals and groups are increasingly targeted for their religious affiliation. I do not know whether the Minister has had a chance to read...

Social Justice Strategy — Motion to Take Note (16 Oct 2014)

the Bishop of Truro: My Lords, I am very grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Tyler, for initiating this debate and congratulate her on her very clear and comprehensive introduction to this very important topic. I am also very grateful to be speaking in a debate when my friend the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Ely is going to make his maiden speech. If it were not presumably against the protocols of this...

Child Abuse — Statement (7 Jul 2014)

the Bishop of Truro: My Lords, I welcome the Statement. The church is keen to be involved in any such overarching inquiry. A question was asked in the other place about whether the church is involved in this matter. Is the Minister aware that my friend the most reverend Primate the Archbishop of Canterbury wrote to the Home Secretary some weeks ago asking for an inquiry such as this? The church is very willing to...

Deregulation Bill: Second Reading (7 Jul 2014)

the Bishop of Truro: My Lords, I think that I need to begin with an apology. I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson, for drawing our attention to matters relating to dog collars. I was not going to refer to them but I will make sure that one of my colleagues does when we get to Committee. I have no more interest than any other Member of this House in regulation for its own sake. In fact the New...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Israel (25 Mar 2014)

the Bishop of Truro: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact the recent approval of building permits for 558 new units in East Jerusalem, in Har Homa, Neve Yaakov and Pisgat Zeev on (1) the prospects of Jerusalem becoming the capital of two states, and (2) the territorial contiguity between East Jerusalem and the southern West Bank.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Israel (24 Mar 2014)

the Bishop of Truro: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the recent announcement by the Jerusalem municipal authorities of their approval of building permits for 558 new units in East Jerusalem, in Har Homa, Neve Yaakov and Pisgat Zeev.

Payday Loans — Question (11 Dec 2013)

the Bishop of Truro: My Lords, what consideration, if any, has been given to introducing a real-time database of payday loans in order to ensure that the proposed FCA rules can be properly monitored and enforced and, in particular, to avoid the problem—a special one at this time of year—of people being able to take out multiple loans from different companies at the same time?

Children and Families Bill — Report (1st Day) (9 Dec 2013)

the Bishop of Truro: My Lords, I support the amendment and declare an interest as chairman of the Children’s Society. The noble Lord, Lord McColl, has already mentioned the report, Still at Risk, published jointly by the Children’s Society and the Refugee Council. The amendment raises an important matter. Doubts over a child’s age, their lack of documentation or uncertainty about their immigration status...

Visas: Artists and Entertainers — Question (9 Dec 2013)

the Bishop of Truro: My Lords, I do not wish to argue that all clergy are entertainers as that would not be true in my experience. But can the Minister comment on the frustration felt again and again by Christian people—clergy and others, especially from Africa—who are invited by dioceses in this country with expenses guaranteed? They have to travel long distances and are not always able to access websites to...

Nelson Mandela — Tributes: 2 .45 pm (9 Dec 2013)

the Bishop of Truro: My Lords, I am keen to associate myself and all my colleagues who sit on these Benches with the tributes paid to Mr Mandela here and throughout the world. The focus on one man is extraordinary, but it is entirely right, for he was extraordinary. My thoughts and prayers go to all his family and friends and indeed to everyone in the whole country of South Africa, who have lost a father. Two...

Children and Families Bill — Second Reading (2 Jul 2013)

the Bishop of Truro: My Lords, I want to add my voice to the growing volume of Members of this House who are giving a general welcome to the Bill. I declare an interest that noble Lords will have heard of earlier: I am chairman of the Children’s Society. Your Lordships will have heard my colleague the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Leicester say that I have the privilege of taking over from him in that...


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