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Afghanistan - Motion to Take Note (18 Aug 2021)

the Archbishop of Canterbury: My Lords, I look forward especially to hearing noble and gallant Lords, diplomats and others with local knowledge of Afghanistan. We rightly remember the courage, suffering and sacrifice over the past 20 years and the courage being shown currently by our ambassador and service- people in Afghanistan, together with their colleagues, and reporters. When we look back, I remember a cathedral full...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (19 May 2021)

the Archbishop of Canterbury: My Lords, it is a privilege to speak in this debate on the gracious Speech after the noble Lord, Lord Hannay, with his vast experience and knowledge. I have learned much from his speech and agree with what he said. The integrated review, Global Britain in a Competitive Age, has much to welcome, including especially its thoughtfulness about the security implications of climate change, the...

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - Motion for an Humble Address (12 Apr 2021)

the Archbishop of Canterbury: My Lords, it is a privilege to follow four such eloquent speeches from the Front Benches, and it is with great sadness and much sympathy that I convey from these Benches the condolences of the Lords spiritual especially to Her Majesty the Queen, but also to all her family on the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. In thousands of churches and homes around the nation and the...

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (24 Mar 2021)

Report 'Coming Home' by the Archbishops’ Commission on Housing, Church and Community, and the case for setting out a long-term housing strategy – the Archbishop of Canterbury. Debate; 2:30 pm

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing (9 Feb 2021)

the Archbishop of Canterbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 26 January (HL Deb, col 1500), what assessment they have made of the level of household income that would be needed to afford a home defined as "affordable".

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Immigration Controls: Dover Port (2 Feb 2021)

the Archbishop of Canterbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government why they did not approve the application by the Port of Dover for funding to double the capacity for passport checks by the government of France at that port.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Dover Port (27 Jan 2021)

the Archbishop of Canterbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the (1) capacity, and (2) resilience, of the Port of Dover.

Housebuilding - Question (26 Jan 2021)

the Archbishop of Canterbury: My Lords, I declare non-financial interests in various Church lands through numerous charities of which I am a member. The Church will be publishing a housing, church and communities report in February. Can the Minister tell us what criteria Her Majesty’s Government use to define affordable housing? Is it genuinely affordable in the sense that most people would use the word?

Overseas Development Aid: Covid-19 Vaccination - Private Notice Question (21 Jan 2021)

the Archbishop of Canterbury: My Lords, we must welcome warmly the exceptional moral leadership in this remarkable donation to the COVAX programme, which I think is the largest of any country. However, in order to make the money work, and to follow up what the British ambassador, Julian Braithwaite, said at the WHO, we need a global vaccination campaign if we are to overcome this global pandemic. There are three...

Written Answers — Home Office: Dover Port: Customs (5 Jan 2021)

the Archbishop of Canterbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure sufficient funding to enable adequate passport checking facilities at the Port of Dover following the end of the transition period for the UK's departure from the EU.

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Committee (5th Day) (9 Nov 2020)

the Archbishop of Canterbury: My Lords, I will speak to Amendment 161, to which I have added my name, alongside the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Eames, the noble Lord, Lord Hain, and the noble Baroness, Lady Ritchie of Downpatrick. The previous speeches have all been both moving and deeply eloquent, and I shall therefore be very brief. As the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Eames, so powerfully explained, the...

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion (19 Oct 2020)

the Archbishop of Canterbury: My Lords, I look forward to hearing, here and online, the contributions to come, especially the maiden speeches of the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman of Ullock, and the noble Lord, Lord Sarfraz. I also concur totally with the powerful and remarkable speech by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Judge. What we are called to do above all in this country, deeply embedded in our Christian culture and...

Nigeria: Religious Violence - Question (21 Sep 2020)

the Archbishop of Canterbury: My Lords, like the Minister, I am grateful to the noble Baroness for raising this issue; she is tireless and fearless in standing up for the weakest and most vulnerable. While the issues of genocide are often ones of legal terminology, the situation in Nigeria is one of large-scale killing in many areas across all communities and for a wide variety of reasons, not all of which are religious....

Digital Platforms: Impact on Democracy - Question (16 Jul 2020)

the Archbishop of Canterbury: My Lords, I declare an interest in that certain funds across the Church of England and the Anglican Communion hold shares in social media companies, and vast numbers of churches and Anglicans, including me, use platforms for the promotion of the Church’s work. The Minister will be aware that, although social media has immense power for good, some social media platforms are used to incite...

Income Equality and Sustainability - Motion to Consider (6 May 2020)

the Archbishop of Canterbury: My Lords, first, I thank the most reverend Primate for tabling this debate today, as well as for a lifetime’s work of battling inequality. May we continue to benefit from his wisdom and prophetic voice. I also look forward to hearing the maiden speech of the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Derby. I wish to highlight the issue of those particularly at risk because they do not have the...

Africa: Support - Question (6 May 2020)

the Archbishop of Canterbury: My Lords, I declare an interest as a member of the Secretary-General of the UN’s High-level Advisory Board on Mediation. What specific steps are the Government taking to support the very successful call for a global ceasefire as it applies to sub-Saharan Africa, particularly among those countries that already have some kind of ceasefire in place, to support the mediation and peace process?...

Windrush Lessons Learned Review - Statement (19 Mar 2020)

the Archbishop of Canterbury: My Lords, the publication of this Statement is very welcome indeed. The heartfelt nature of the apology was notable. I have a couple of questions about the recommendations to put to the noble Baroness. First, one of the historic failures of the Church of England—in many ways as bad as the hostile environment—was the terrible reception that we gave the Windrush generation, the vast...

Educational Settings - Statement (19 Mar 2020)

the Archbishop of Canterbury: My Lords, clearly the educational world is working extraordinarily hard—one welcomes that—in its determination to deal with an extraordinarily difficult situation very quickly and under huge pressure. If we follow the Imperial College analysis model that was recently published, we can see in certain circumstances the repeated waves of Covid-19 going on for 18 to 24 months. At what point...

Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (18 Mar 2020)

the Archbishop of Canterbury: My Lords, a Budget is social morality in numbers. Whatever we say we believe about the dignity of human beings and about the existence or otherwise of society, the reality of our belief is demonstrated by the way we act, and especially by the way we act with money. The crisis through which we are passing will change this nation in deep and unpredictable ways, as the noble Lord, Lord Oates,...

Housing Delivery Test - Question (18 Mar 2020)

the Archbishop of Canterbury: A distinction without a difference, my Lords. The Question from the noble Baroness, Lady Thornhill, is pertinent. Last year I set up a commission to look at the building of housing and communities. Simply the delivery of more houses does not create better communities. The mere existence of houses is not in itself a virtue. It comes back to fattening the pig, as the noble Baroness put it so...


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