Results 101–120 of 187 for speaker:the Bishop of Derby

Human Rights — Motion to Take Note (21 Nov 2013)

the Bishop of Derby: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Alton, on securing this debate, and I also associate myself with the remarks of the noble Lord, Lord Selkirk. Many of the pictures painted are dramatic and challenging, and I invite the House to think a little about the context that we are in and how we might approach some of these huge issues. The Government have identified six key priority...

Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill [HL]: Second Reading ( 8 Nov 2013)

the Bishop of Derby: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Lord, Lord Dholakia, for introducing this topic and I heartily endorse all that the noble Earl has said. This is a very complex issue, and we are having this debate in a national context in which public opinion wants justice to be seen to be done. A strong scapegoating mentality exists which indicates that there is also a high level of anxiety in society. The...

Families: Cost of Living — Motion to Take Note (31 Oct 2013)

the Bishop of Derby: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Prosser, on securing this debate and on setting such a good framework in her introduction. I want to look particularly at the human cost of this issue and at the family budgets of those who are at the sharp end of the struggle in trying to deal with rising living costs. I shall begin with the big picture. Earlier this year I organised a...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools: Free Schools (31 Oct 2013)

the Bishop of Derby: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent concern about the Al-Madinah free school, what plans they have to provide a framework in which free schools should operate that reflects the expectations of parents and the Department for Education.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools: Free Schools (29 Oct 2013)

the Bishop of Derby: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there is a rigorous assessment of the leadership, aims and ethos of free schools.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Credit Unions (24 Oct 2013)

the Bishop of Derby: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support credit unions as viable alternatives to payday lenders and other providers of high cost credit.

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill: Second Reading (22 Oct 2013)

the Bishop of Derby: My Lords, I, too, want to comment on Part 2 from the perspective of charities and faith groups and the scoping out of a framework in this debate for further work. I declare an interest as a trustee of Christian Aid and as chair of the governors of the Churches’ Legislation Advisory Service, the secretariat service of which comprises Central Lobby consultants who will have to register under...

Ageing: Public Services and Demographic Change Committee Report — Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2013)

the Bishop of Derby: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Lord, Lord Filkin, and his colleagues on the Select Committee for introducing such a comprehensive and expert report. I shall pursue the theme mentioned of the contribution of civil society. My first point is about the language that we use and the signals that we give out. The noble Baroness, Lady Tyler, talked about the importance of a public debate. It is...

Al-Madinah Free School — Statement (17 Oct 2013)

the Bishop of Derby: My Lords, I declare an interest as the Bishop of Derby and congratulate the Minister and his colleagues on the monitoring and firm action that is being taken. As I understand it, this is a very local initiative. What lessons can be learnt because if we do not have the local authority playing a key role, how are we providing the right kind of framework and guidance for local initiatives so...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Civil Service: Corporate Credit Cards (17 Oct 2013)

the Bishop of Derby: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the rules and criteria for the issuing of corporate credit cards to civil servants; and how the use of such cards is monitored and audited.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Freedom of Religion (17 Oct 2013)

the Bishop of Derby: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 22 July (WA 167), what steps they are taking with their European partners to ensure that the European Union guidelines on the promotion and protection of freedom of religion or belief, as agreed by the Council of Ministers on 24 June, are put into operation.

Written Answers — House of Lords: United Nations (17 Oct 2013)

the Bishop of Derby: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the United Nations to ensure sufficient funding to support a paid, full-time Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, with a fully functioning office.

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU: Justice and Home Affairs Measures (14 Oct 2013)

the Bishop of Derby: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 29 August (WA 318), what guarantees they sought from other member states, prior to their decision of 9 July to opt out of 130 European Union Justice and Home Affairs measures, that the United Kingdom would be able to opt back in to various police and justice measures.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Civil Service: Volunteering Scheme ( 9 Oct 2013)

the Bishop of Derby: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many civil servants are participating in the national civil service volunteering scheme, broken down by region. To ask Her Majesty’s Government which government ministries and departments are participating in the national civil service volunteering scheme. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to measure the success or otherwise of the civil...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Violence against Women (30 Jul 2013)

the Bishop of Derby: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 9 July (WA35), what funding has been provided to churches and faith-based organisations from the Violence against Women and Children Research and Innovation Fund.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food: Food Banks (25 Jul 2013)

the Bishop of Derby: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what incentives are provided to supermarkets to donate waste food to food banks at the end of trading.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Overseas Conflict: Sexual Violence (25 Jul 2013)

the Bishop of Derby: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 9 July (WA35), what consideration has been given to inviting religious leaders from recipient countries to attend the high level event in the autumn designed to mobilise global leadership to prevent sexual violence in conflict.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Overseas Conflict: Sexual Violence (25 Jul 2013)

the Bishop of Derby: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 9 July (WA35), whether the proposed technical training and guidance for field staff and advisers will include advice on how to engage with religious communities when providing humanitarian support to the victims of sexual violence in conflict.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Egypt (24 Jul 2013)

the Bishop of Derby: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the prospects for political reconciliation in Egypt.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Gulf States (24 Jul 2013)

the Bishop of Derby: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of any financial relationship between the Gulf States and salafist movements in the middle east and north Africa.


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