All 18 results for speaker:the Bishop of Chichester

Domestic Abuse - Private Notice Question (24 Jul 2020)

the Bishop of Chichester: My Lords, can the Minister explain what action the Government are taking to respond specifically to the long-term emotional needs of children who are victims of domestic abuse? Also in that context, can he include work with perpetrators, who are often male and often the father, with whom children might have had a bond that they value?

Student Loans - Question (23 Jul 2020)

the Bishop of Chichester: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Bassam, has made a trenchant point about the presentation of these financial statements. The University of Chichester plans to reopen its school of nursing and to recruit locally—to pick up a point made by the noble Lord, Lord Clark, on an earlier Question. For mature and part-time students whom the university seeks to attract, the level of loan debt is as...

Benefit Changes: Vulnerable People - Motion to Take Note (27 Jun 2019)

the Bishop of Chichester: My Lords, I too am grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Janke, for her introduction to this important debate, which touches on a subject that is the responsibility of us all. We should acknowledge that there have been small though welcome attempts by the current Secretary of State to mitigate some of the injustices that have developed in the benefits system in recent years. But I urge that...

Higher Education Institutions: Spending - Question (27 Jun 2019)

the Bishop of Chichester: My Lords, any reduction in higher education funding is likely to have a particular impact not merely on teaching and student contact time but on the very future of smaller institutions, such as the Cathedrals Group universities. Does the Minister agree that, as the Government consider reforms, they need to take into account, first, the effect of those reforms on the diversity of the sector...

Child Refugees - Question (25 Jun 2019)

the Bishop of Chichester: My Lords, is the Minister aware of the recent report by the Church of England’s Children’s Society entitled Distress Signals, in which the mental health of unaccompanied children entering the UK for asylum was examined? The report notes that these children show a high risk of suicide and self-harm and find it extremely difficult to communicate their needs and fears to professionals. Does...

Education: Music A-level - Question (24 Jun 2019)

the Bishop of Chichester: My Lords, does the Minister agree that the decline in music A-level is part of a broader problem of social inequality in access to music itself and music education? Is it not time for the Government to reassess the persistent and growing evidence of the damaging effect of EBacc and the contribution of music through other routes such as BTEC in broadening access to our leading conservatoires,...

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2018)

the Bishop of Chichester: I thank the noble Lord, Lord Lexden, for his speech. Does he agree with me that it would be inappropriate to comment on the ongoing investigation into matters surrounding Bishop George Bell while we do not know the date on which that investigation is going to report?

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2018)

the Bishop of Chichester: My Lords, I am grateful for the clarity with which the noble Lord, Lord Hunt, has spoken and am glad to follow him in this debate. I can speak today with direct experience of the work of IICSA and its handling of evidence. In March this year, the inquiry held public hearings over 14 days in its case study of the Chichester diocese, in which I gave written and oral evidence. As part of that...

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2018)

the Bishop of Chichester: It was given in a public session; it was streamed live, and a transcript was made. Both the transcript and the stream are available on the IICSA website.

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2018)

the Bishop of Chichester: It was an inquiry and not a judicial court. There was, as I have described, robust examination, but there was never what I would call cross-examination which led to intimidation. I was asked clearly and cogently about my knowledge and understanding of the safeguarding procedures. I would not say that I was cross-examined. They wanted the information and knowledge that I had; they did not want...

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2018)

the Bishop of Chichester: I was not present for the oral statements given by survivors, but survivors were also able to do that and were called to give evidence as well. In Chichester, our safeguarding practice benefits significantly from the full engagement at a senior level by the police, the probation service and adult and children’s social services through our diocesan safe- guarding advisory panel. Similar...

Islamophobia - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2018)

the Bishop of Chichester: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Singh, for his patient and insightful speech and to the noble Lord, Lord Sheikh, for securing this debate. As a Christian minister, I hope that I can contribute with humility and sensitivity in this vital matter. As extremists attempt to divide our communities, and even seek to hijack Christian symbols to do so, it is important to state clearly...

Ecumenical Relations Measure - Motions to Direct (19 Dec 2018)

the Bishop of Chichester: My Lords, the four Measures before us deal with significant areas of the Church of England’s life in ways that strengthen, update or consolidate her mission. First, the Ecumenical Relations Measure deals with ecumenism by updating the provision of existing legislation on ecumenical relations that is contained in the Church of England (Ecumenical Relations) Measure 1988. That Measure created...

Sport, Recreation and the Arts - Motion to Take Note (19 Dec 2018)

the Bishop of Chichester: My Lords, I too am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Moynihan, for introducing the debate and for his magnificent speech, which covered so many areas which indicate how transformative sport can be—in ways that I think the arts can mirror. This Christmas very large numbers will attend carol services in churches across the country. Church of England statistics for 2017 indicate that nearly 8...

Schools: Music Education - Motion to Take Note (18 Oct 2018)

the Bishop of Chichester: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Black, for his magnificent introduction to this debate, and for the opportunity for us to remind ourselves of the vital importance of music and the arts generally to the creative industries and the life of our nation. The decline in funding for music in schools, and in its take-up at GCSE and A-level, has already been identified and the crisis...

Arts: Impact of Brexit - Motion to Take Note (11 Oct 2018)

the Bishop of Chichester: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Bragg, for the opportunity to consider the vital and pressing question of the impact that Brexit will have on the arts, in which we are internationally recognised as a world-class leader. The arts can be misrepresented as an elitist and London-centric field. That view should neither pass unchallenged nor be allowed to become a self-fulfilling...

Higher Education - Motion to Take Note (19 Jul 2018)

the Bishop of Chichester: My Lords, I begin by recording my thanks for the welcome and encouragement that I have received both today and on so many occasions since being introduced into your Lordships’ House. I came to the See of Chichester in 2012 after ministry in inner-city parishes in Plymouth and Leicester, as the priest administrator of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk, a canon at St Paul’s...


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