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Age Assurance (Minimum Standards) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (19 Nov 2021)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, it is a real pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Russell, and indeed every other noble Lord who has spoken in this debate. It has been extraordinary and very moving. I join other noble Lords in congratulating the noble Baroness, Lady Kidron, on securing this Second Reading and on her passionate and brilliant opening speech. With others, I thank and commend her for her tireless...

Social Care in England - Motion to Take Note (14 Oct 2021)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, it is an honour to contribute to this key debate. Like others, I am grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Pitkeathley, for her excellent introduction. I welcome the Minister to his new responsibilities. It is a privilege to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay. One of the key texts on which so much of our human civilisation is based contains these lines: “Honour your father and...

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day): Amendment 9 (to Amendment 8) (12 Oct 2021)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, I shall speak to Amendments 13, 16 and 19, tabled by the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Durham, who is unable to be present because of his other engagements. Along with others, I welcome the Minister to her new role and join others in offering appreciation to her predecessor, the noble Baroness, Lady Berridge. I should also say, as a member of your Lordships’ Select...

Net-zero Emissions Target - Question (11 Oct 2021)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, in order to avoid a disruptive transformation from our current carbon-intensive society, we need the Government to include fiscal measures to protect the poorest and most vulnerable households. Can the Minister confirm that the full Government road map to net zero will include a carbon fee and dividend element to cushion the blow for low-income households, as already successfully...

Education (Assemblies) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (10 Sep 2021)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, I warmly welcome this debate. As others have said, it is very timely that it is raised. I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Burt, for her careful introduction, and other noble Lords and noble Baronesses who have spoken, particularly my distinguished predecessor but one, the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Harries, with whom I think I am about to disagree. Worship and spirituality...

Standards in Public Life - Motion to Take Note (9 Sep 2021)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, it is a great privilege to take part in this debate and to follow the noble Lords who have spoken. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Blunkett, for his leadership and introduction. I learned a great deal from the noble Lord while Bishop of Sheffield. I suggest that improving standards in public life is a three-cornered stool. One leg of that stool is being neglected in the public...

Net-Zero Emissions: Planning and Building Regulations - Question (9 Sep 2021)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his Answer. As your Lordships may be aware, the Church of England has declared a climate emergency and is aiming for net zero by 2030. In the diocese of Oxford, we are stewards of 470 parsonages and many other buildings. We have a lot of work to do, and a lot of investment is required to bring those buildings to net zero. Two things are preventing us making...

Environment Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 22 (8 Sep 2021)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, I also support Amendment 24 and related amendments. Again, I quote the unprecedented statement made yesterday by the Archbishop, Pope Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch: “We stand before a harsh justice: biodiversity loss, environmental degradation and climate change are the inevitable consequences of our actions, since we have greedily consumed more of the earth’s resources...

Environment Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 19 (8 Sep 2021)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, I shall speak in favour of Amendments 19 and 20, and passionately so. Many members of your Lordships’ House have spoken of the urgency of the crisis before us; just yesterday, the most reverend Primate the Archbishop of Canterbury, Pope Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch issued a powerful joint statement. They appealed to those with “far-reaching...

Climate Change - Question (7 Sep 2021)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, we all agree, I am sure, that the climate emergency is an immensely complex subject with many different facets. There is an urgent need and responsibility to educate and engage the public in responsible ways on the urgent priority of public and private action. Does the Minister agree that investment and a serious programme of public engagement are needed to combat climate change...

Young People: Post-pandemic Employment - Question (16 Jun 2021)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, during their working lives this generation will face the full implications of not only the Covid pandemic but the fourth industrial revolution and the need to transform our economy to net zero. Young people will need to build meaningful careers, not simply survive from gig to gig. Can the Minister therefore explain where strategic thinking is happening and where policies interlock...

Environment Bill - Second Reading (7 Jun 2021)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, it is a real honour to speak in this debate and share in the passion and expertise of this House in favour of clear, swift, accountable action to safeguard the environment and combat climate change. It is a particular pleasure to pay tribute to my colleague, the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Salisbury, who makes his valedictory speech today, to which I look forward. I thank...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (18 May 2021)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, it is a privilege to take part in this debate, to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Chakrabarti, and to welcome the noble Baroness, Lady Fullbrook—I thank her for her maiden speech. I warmly welcome the online safety Bill, referenced in the most gracious Address. I declare my interest as a board member for the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. It is my view that the online...

Cathedrals Measure - Motion to Direct (22 Apr 2021)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to speak in this debate, to be here in person and to give my general support to the Cathedrals Measure, in the hope that it will be commended by your Lordships’ House as a significant step forward in improving the governance of our cathedrals. I will take a few moments of the House’s time to respond to some of the concerns raised by the noble Lord, Lord...

Social Media: Offensive Material - Question (23 Mar 2021)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, the requirement to love our neighbours as ourselves makes practical demands of our online behaviour: not only what is posted but also what is endorsed, what is given the oxygen of repetition and what is tolerated. The digital common good is threatened from both sides: by those who post racist and offensive material and by some social media sites that craft algorithms to curate,...

Australia: News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code - Question (25 Feb 2021)

the Bishop of Oxford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the proposed legislation in Australia for a news media and digital platforms mandatory bargaining code, and (2) the case for similar such legislation in the United Kingdom.

Australia: News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code - Question (25 Feb 2021)

the Bishop of Oxford: I thank the Minister for her Answer. Given the proportion of people who now receive most or all their news through social media, do the Government believe that public interest news publishers should have fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory access to strategically significant online platforms for news production and distribution? Given the actions of Facebook in recent days, how can that...

Online Harms Consultation - Statement (16 Dec 2020)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, I declare my interests, particularly my membership as a board member of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. I sincerely congratulate the Government and other agencies such as the Carnegie UK Trust for these proposals, the way in which they have been developed and their substance. They have a very simple ethical code at their heart: if something is illegal or harmful offline,...

Streaming Platforms: Age Ratings - Question (8 Dec 2020)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, I thank the Minister for her answer. What will the Government do if other platforms do not follow the Netflix example? According to the BBFC, over 90% of parents said that age-related guidance was helpful, and there is no doubt that voluntary action may be more forthcoming if platforms are very clear that the UK Government expect content consumed here in the UK to be properly...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Sharing Economy: Conditions of Employment (9 Nov 2020)

the Bishop of Oxford: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many companies have been subject to sanctions or enforcement action for failing to provide workers and contractors in the gig economy with a written statement of their core terms of employment in (1) 2019, and (2) 2020.


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