Results 1–20 of 227 for speaker:the Bishop of Leeds

Prime Minister’s Meeting with Alexander Lebedev - Commons Urgent Question (7 Jul 2022)

the Bishop of Leeds: My Lords, if I am right, the visit to Alexander Lebedev came in the wake of the Skripal poisoning in Salisbury, which involved two Russian agents bringing, effectively, a chemical weapon through Heathrow, a commercial airport. Can the Minister give any assurance it could not happen again, and what assessment have the Government made of that episode and the dangers it caused for potentially...

Standards in Public Life - Commons Urgent Question (5 Jul 2022)

the Bishop of Leeds: My Lords, if standards in public life are being upheld, what could we expect to see if public ethics were being corrupted and standards were not being upheld?

Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests - Commons Urgent Question (16 Jun 2022)

the Bishop of Leeds: My Lords, we know that the Prime Minister deems the Nolan principles vital. Why has he not really responded to Sue Gray’s report, where the question of leadership was raised?

Nigeria: Killing of Church Worshippers - Commons Urgent Question (6 Jun 2022)

the Bishop of Leeds: My Lords, do the Government recognise that religious leaders do not always get recognised by some of these ideologically driven so-called religious groupings and organisations? So the condemnation by religious leaders, though important, has no impact on these ideologues. Do the Government have any approach, particularly at the ministerial conference coming up next month, to address this...

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Commons Reasons and Amendments: Amendment to the Motion on Amendments 17 and 18 (24 Mar 2022)

the Bishop of Leeds: My Lords, this House carried an amendment in the name of the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Durham, who cannot be in his place today, concerning universal credit conditionality—this has been referred to several times—but it was not accepted when the Bill was considered in the other place. If the Government are to achieve their levelling-up ambitions and enable individuals to secure...

Civil Servants: Reduction of Numbers - Question (24 Mar 2022)

the Bishop of Leeds: My Lords, have the Government made any assessment of the relationship between efficiency, effectiveness and efficacy?

Loneliness Strategy - Question (23 Mar 2022)

the Bishop of Leeds: My Lords, have the Government made any assessment of the likely impact of the cost of living crisis, including energy prices and all of that, on family breakdown in this country?

Metropolitan Police: Strip-search of Schoolgirl - Commons Urgent Question (22 Mar 2022)

the Bishop of Leeds: My Lords, there is an underlying question here that came up in the Sarah Everard case: how do you say no to the police? What do the Government plan to do to encourage and support schools and public authorities in addressing that question?

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments (Continued): Motion E1 (as an amendment to Motion E) (22 Mar 2022)

the Bishop of Leeds: My Lords, I was not going to add to the argument, but—and I do not want to depress the noble Lord, Lord Coaker—I have never been on a demonstration. At least, I have not been on a demonstration that was protesting against something. I have been on two marches that were very noisy and were accompanied by bands and so on, and which were protests for something. On the definitions of these...

Elections Bill - Committee (4th Day) (21 Mar 2022)

the Bishop of Leeds: What I am struggling to understand is this. There is a fundamental difference between belonging to an organisation—be it any political party—to which you opt to belong and for which you might be expected to provide ID, and being able to vote as a citizen of the country. Those are totally different things.

Prisons: Releasing Women into Safe and Secure Housing - Question (21 Mar 2022)

the Bishop of Leeds: My Lords, Friday releases from prison, in particular, are hugely problematic. This is particularly the case for geographically dispersed women’s prisons, because women cannot travel home in time to make a housing application with their local authority before the office closes. Are the Government aware of this specific problem, and can they offer any solutions as to what can be done to...

Ukraine Update - Statement (10 Mar 2022)

the Bishop of Leeds: Notwithstanding that last answer, have the Government made any assessment that could be made public about the possibility of red lines, particularly in relation to biological, chemical and nuclear weapons, and how that might be communicated to the western public if such weapons were used?

Ukraine: BBC World Service - Question (10 Mar 2022)

the Bishop of Leeds: My Lords, no other broadcasting company could have flexed as quickly as the BBC has in this emergency, particularly in relation to HF shortwave broadcasting. Could the Minister at least give a commitment that the BBC as a public service broadcaster at home and abroad will be adequately supported and resourced and not undermined in the public discourse?

Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill - Second Reading (9 Mar 2022)

the Bishop of Leeds: My Lords, I welcome this Bill and the speed with which it is being brought to us, but I share some of the concerns that have been represented already. I do not intend to go into any of the detail of matters that have already been spoken about; I am sure other noble Lords would be better at that than I might be. I hesitate to bring an ethical argument because, in my experience in this House,...

Ukraine: Urgent Refugee Applications - Commons Urgent Question (9 Mar 2022)

the Bishop of Leeds: My Lords, I heard yesterday that one of the refugee application centres in Poland has no available appointments until the end of April—the end of next month. This seems to be a bureaucratic answer to a humanitarian question. I received an email last night asking, “Is the UK Government ill prepared, incompetent or unwilling?”—and I do not know how to answer it.

Ukraine: Refugees - Question (8 Mar 2022)

the Bishop of Leeds: My Lords, the Government have rightly praised the generosity of the people of the United Kingdom, but there seems to be a systemic problem in allowing that generosity to be exercised. Can the Minister say something about the systemic issues and address an associated matter: how can we guarantee that the information we are given is accurate, given what has happened in Calais, for example? We...

Lithium Ion Batteries: Fire Safety Standards - Question (3 Mar 2022)

the Bishop of Leeds: My Lords, however these things are regulated, we are building up a massive resource of batteries that one day will have to be disposed of, with the environmental risks that they bring as well. What assessment have the Government made of how in the long term we will deal with what could before too long become a problem?

Ukraine - Statement (2 Mar 2022)

the Bishop of Leeds: My Lords, I very much appreciate what the Government are doing and the Statement that was given. One of the elements that is lacking from it, however, is any reference to religion. One cannot understand the politics of Russia or Ukraine without understanding the history of the past 1,200 years, what is intended to be part of the reunification of the original Rus—I speak as a Russian...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Kazakhstan: Politics and Government (24 Jan 2022)

the Bishop of Leeds: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) (a) civil, and (b) political, unrest in Kazakhstan, and (2) the involvement of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation as peacekeepers.

Ukraine and Russia: Ceasefire - Question (20 Jan 2022)

the Bishop of Leeds: My Lords, what assessment have Her Majesty’s Government made of the statement by Sergey Lavrov two days ago that the OSCE used to convene parties on an equal basis but it is now simply a defender of western interests? What impact does that have on our conversations with the Russians?


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