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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.

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 they are (1) monitoring, and (2) enforcing, the requirement to provide all workers and contractors in the gig economy with a written statement of their core terms of employment.

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 what assessment they have made of (1) the impact, and (2) the effectiveness, of requiring employers in the gig economy to provide workers and contractors with a written statement of their core terms of employment.

Covid-19: Gig Economy - Question (22 Oct 2020)

the Bishop of Oxford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the gig economy.

Covid-19: Gig Economy - Question (22 Oct 2020)

the Bishop of Oxford: I thank the Minister very much for her Answer. While the job coaches and extra provision made may improve the CVs and present conditions of those forced into the gig economy, they will do nothing to improve the security or the working conditions of those so precariously employed and poorly protected. Therefore, will the employment Bill provide a clearer definition of what counts as an...

Youth Unemployment - Private Notice Question (15 Oct 2020)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, I thank the Minister for the compassion and passion in her answers but, as we must acknowledge, this is a very serious situation. The Resolution Foundation now forecasts that unemployment among the 18 to 29 year-olds could triple to 17% by late 2020—a level not seen since 1984. Given the well-established link between unemployment and mental health, and the risks of a mental health...

Social Mobility - Question (15 Oct 2020)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, I welcome this report and it is good to hear the Minister welcome it too. Deprivation is an issue that goes to the core of natural justice, and therefore our common good as a nation. Does the Minister accept in particular the report’s findings that employment interventions are as critical as educational improvement in addressing systematic inequalities and levelling up? What...

Amazon - Question (12 Oct 2020)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, the Minister will be aware that last week the United States Congress published a 449-page report, after reviewing millions of documents and taking testimony from hundreds of witnesses, including Amazon’s CEO. The report concluded that “the totality of the evidence produced during this investigation demonstrates the pressing need for legislative action and reform.” Does she...

Covid-19: School Students Learning From Home - Question (5 Oct 2020)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, I thank the Minister for her Answer and for what the Government have already done. Before the pandemic, 23% of children in socioeconomic groups D and E lacked home broadband and access to laptops, et cetera. Does the Minister agree that we now need to measure data poverty and its effects more carefully? Will the Government commit to legislating for household digital access to be...

Covid-19: Artificial Intelligence - Question (9 Sep 2020)

the Bishop of Oxford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the report by the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation AI Barometer, published on 18 June, what assessment they have made of the benefits and risks of the use of artificial intelligence in addressing the impact of COVID-19.

Covid-19: Artificial Intelligence - Question (9 Sep 2020)

the Bishop of Oxford: I thank the Minister for her Answer, and I draw attention to my registered interest as a board member of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. A year ago, the Prime Minister set out a vision, in his speech to the United Nations, for the UK to become a global leader in ethical and responsible technologies. We are discovering more deeply and painfully that ethics, good governance, human...

Covid-19: Recovery Strategies - Motion to Take Note (11 Jun 2020)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, I warmly welcome this debate. The country faces the triple challenge in the next decade of the threat of climate change, the deepest recession for generations and the health challenges of Covid, all of which will exacerbate existing inequalities. I support much of what other noble Lords have said and will focus my remarks on the vital theme of digital inclusion. As we discovered...

Algorithms: Public Sector Decision-making - Question for Short Debate (12 Feb 2020)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, I declare an interest as a board member of the CDEI and a member of the Ada Lovelace Institute’s new Rethinking Data project. I am also a graduate of the AI Select Committee. I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Clement-Jones, for this important debate. Almost all those involved in this sector are aware that there is an urgent need for creative regulation that realises the...

Climate Change - Motion to Take Note (6 Feb 2020)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, I warmly welcome this report and this vital debate. Never before in the scale of human history has there been such a wide and deep threat to our ecosystem or to human flourishing that was so clear and predictable on the horizon. Technology alone is not enough. In his letter to the whole world in 2015, Pope Francis notes how “the earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the...

Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit - Question for Short Debate (28 Jan 2020)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, I, too, welcome this timely debate. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Collins, and welcome the opportunity offered by the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit. It is moving to note, as other noble Lords have mentioned, that the number of people suffering from hunger has been increasing since 2015, albeit slowly. We know that behind the statistics lie terrible and moving stories of human...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (Continued) (7 Jan 2020)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, I rise to speak about the climate emergency and declare an interest as a member of the advisory board of the Environmental Change Institute in the University of Oxford. It is a privilege to share in this debate and particularly to welcome the maiden speech of the noble Baroness, Lady Ritchie of Downpatrick. Her commitment to her local community and depth of wisdom are very clear....

Online Pornography: Age Verification - Statement (17 Oct 2019)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, I declare an interest as a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. In that capacity I also express regret at the delay to the age-verification proposals. It is very good to see the Government’s commitment to comprehensiveness in looking at this but, as has been said, this is a fast-moving field and we will never catch everything and keep up with...

Future Generations - Question (26 Jun 2019)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, it has been a real privilege today—as the noble Lord, Lord Bird, mentioned—to spend time with some of the 16,000 people, many of them young, representing all faiths and none, who have come to say to Parliament that the time is now on climate change. I very much support the proposal from the noble Lord, Lord Bird. Does the Minister agree that the issues of climate change, both in...

Policy-making: Future Generations’ Interests - Motion to Take Note (20 Jun 2019)

the Bishop of Oxford: My Lords, I too welcome this debate and thank the noble Lord, Lord Bird, very warmly for bringing it. I welcome his proposals. As the noble Lord, Lord Layard, said, the foundation is a moral and ethical case. That moral case has shifted in recent years because of the realisation of the effects of the Anthropocene era. Humanity’s effect on the environment means that the interests of not just...

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Bill - Report (1 Mar 2019)

the Bishop of Oxford: I thank the noble Lord for the question and the invitation to respond. During the time of my ministry, the Church of England has grappled with two other issues: the remarriage of divorcees and the admission of women to different orders of Christian ministry. In both cases, it has taken the Church in its processes a very long time to come to judicious conclusions. That is the way we are. Our...


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