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Reduce waiting times for ‘conclusive grounds’ decisions under the National Referral Mechanism for modern slavery – the Bishop of Bristol. Oral questions

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) (16 Apr 2024)

the Bishop of Bristol: My Lords, I welcome the amendment from the noble Lord, Lord Coaker, particularly the detail of the inclusion in it of the Modern Slavery Act 2015; it is a detail except for those who have been, or may well have been, trafficked. There are as many as 4,000 people in the national referral mechanism whose cases are currently to be determined. That is absolutely right and proper under current...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Community Ownership Fund: Religious Buildings (22 Mar 2024)

the Bishop of Bristol: To ask His Majesty's Government how much funding has been awarded in total from the Community Ownership Fund to communities seeking to turn places of worship into assets of community value.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Community Ownership Fund: Religious Buildings (22 Mar 2024)

the Bishop of Bristol: To ask His Majesty's Government which places of worship have received support from the Community Ownership Fund.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Community Ownership Fund: Religious Buildings (22 Mar 2024)

the Bishop of Bristol: To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to enable local communities to safeguard places of worship through the Community Ownership Fund.

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery ( 4 Mar 2024)

the Bishop of Bristol: To ask His Majesty's Government how many individuals referred to the National Referral Mechanism for modern slavery after arriving in the UK irregularly since January 2022 have been given (1) a positive reasonable grounds decision, (2) a negative reasonable grounds decision, (3) a positive conclusive grounds decision, and (4) a negative conclusive grounds decision.

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery ( 4 Mar 2024)

the Bishop of Bristol: To ask His Majesty's Government how many individuals referred to the National Referral Mechanism for modern slavery after arriving in the UK irregularly since January 2022 were referred because of (1) exploitation which happened in the UK, and (2) trafficking to the UK.

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 19 (14 Feb 2024)

the Bishop of Bristol: My Lords, my right reverend friend the Bishop of Manchester regrets that he cannot be here today to speak to Amendments 19, 21, 25 and 28 in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Carlile of Berriew, to which he has added his name. I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Anderson of Ipswich, for setting out the case clearly, and I am particularly grateful to follow the noble Lord, Lord Clarke of...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 18 (14 Feb 2024)

the Bishop of Bristol: My Lords, I am grateful to all those supporting Amendment 75 and for the speeches on it. I am further grateful to the noble Lords, Lord Kerr and Lord Alton, and the noble Baroness, Lady Chakrabarti—they are all helping us to delve deeper into the legal and moral issues in these amendments. I am particularly grateful to the noble and learned Baroness, Lady Butler-Sloss, who has set out her...

Conversion Therapy Prohibition (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Bill [HL] - Second Reading ( 9 Feb 2024)

the Bishop of Bristol: My Lords, I begin by thanking the noble Baroness, Lady Burt, for her Bill. I am grateful to the noble Baroness for engaging with the complexity of drafting legislation to prevent conversation therapy or practices, given the variety of views there clearly are in this Chamber and in wider society. I declare my interests: until December, I was one of the bishops leading on safeguarding in the...

Digital Exclusion (Communications and Digital Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note ( 8 Feb 2024)

the Bishop of Bristol: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Lipsey, whose speech imaginatively took us into the life and world of Joe Soap. I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Stowell, on securing this timely debate—timely in one sense—and I offer my thanks to all members of the Communications and Digital Committee for a thorough and wide-ranging report. I also lament the lack of a...

Gaza: Humanitarian Situation - Question for Short Debate ( 8 Feb 2024)

the Bishop of Bristol: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Baroness for securing this debate. Today the future seems bleak after Prime Minister Netanyahu, perhaps understandably, rejected a ceasefire because, as reported, total victory may be achieved in months. In my city of Bristol, women from Jewish and Muslim communities stand silently together in public vigil, and those of all faiths and none march each week...

Workers (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note ( 8 Feb 2024)

the Bishop of Bristol: My Lords, it is a pleasure to speak in this important debate about the nature of the UK workforce in a challenging economic climate. I pay tribute to the noble Lord, Lord Bridges, as have others, and all the members of the Economic Affairs Committee who worked to produce this report and have stimulated our thinking today. On a personal note, having recently found it hard to recruit lay staff...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda ( 7 Feb 2024)

the Bishop of Bristol: To ask His Majesty's Government how many people who have arrived into the UK illegally since 1 January 2022 and who would therefore be eligible for removal to Rwanda have been referred to the National Referral Mechanism for modern slavery.

Met Office: 2023 Temperatures - Question ( 6 Feb 2024)

the Bishop of Bristol: My Lords, as the Minister will know, net zero is impossible without decarbonising heating. The clean heat market mechanism is a crucial part of that. Does he recognise its importance? Will he refute media speculation that the Government are considering a U-turn on it? Will he make representations to boiler manufacturers that are unfairly passing these costs on to consumers?

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 76 (to Amendment 75) ( 5 Feb 2024)

the Bishop of Bristol: My Lords, I rise to speak on behalf of two of my colleagues who have supported amendments in this group. My right reverend friend the Bishop of Gloucester regrets that she cannot be in her place to add her voice in support of Amendment 80, which concerns a cause on which she has long been an advocate. She tabled an amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill, with cross-party support in 2021....

NHS: Fracture Liaison Services - Question ( 5 Feb 2024)

the Bishop of Bristol: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Black, for his dedicated work in bringing this important topic to the attention of the House. Around this time a year ago, the noble Lord asked another Question on the early detection of osteoporosis, which is the leading cause of fractures in those aged over 50, particularly women. In his answer, the Minister, who is answering the Question again today,...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Cultural Heritage: Conservation (20 Nov 2023)

the Bishop of Bristol: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Historic England register Heritage at Risk, published on 9 November, what steps they are taking to support, repair and maintain new entries on that register.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Urban Areas: Regeneration (26 Oct 2023)

the Bishop of Bristol: To ask His Majesty's Government, following the publication of the Long-Term Plan for Towns on 1 October, what plans they have to develop representation from faith groups on Town Boards.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Churches: Urban Areas (26 Oct 2023)

the Bishop of Bristol: To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to church buildings in the delivery of the Long-Term Plan for Towns.


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