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Banking: Standards and Reform - Question for Short Debate (3 Sep 2019)

the Bishop of St Albans: ...and nationalise losses. Since the report was published six years ago many of its recommendations have been implemented, but others have been dropped or watered down. As we stand on the brink of Brexit, I know there are many people who will see it as an opportunity further to weaken regulation of the banking industry. I therefore believe there is an even greater need for us to explore what...

Social Media - Question for Short Debate (11 Jul 2019)

the Bishop of St Albans: ...with imagination and good humour”. That call to disagree well builds on Christians who came together online in 2016 to create Love Your Neighbour and Movements of Love, formed in response to post-Brexit discord. Following Jo Cox’s death, I think all of us remain in shock at online behaviour which tragically spills out in the non-virtual world. Trolls are occasionally now guiding...

Farming: Carbon Emissions - Question (12 Feb 2019)

the Bishop of St Albans: ...South America, so surely one of the most important things that Her Majesty’s Government could do is to put their weight behind British beef farming. What plans do they have for that sector post Brexit?

Brexit: Food Security - Question (23 Oct 2018)

the Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of food security following Brexit.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Subsidies (18 Sep 2018)

the Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty's Government, what steps they are taking to ensure sufficient levels of food security following any change in payments to UK farmers after Brexit.

Broadband Speed - Question (19 Jul 2018)

the Bishop of St Albans: ...they have made of the United Kingdom’s place in the annual ranking of global broadband speed and of the impact of low broadband speeds on the United Kingdom’s ability to compete globally after Brexit.

Broadband Speed - Question (19 Jul 2018)

the Bishop of St Albans: ...are now, just one year later, 35th. We lag behind countries such as Madagascar, Latvia, Bulgaria and so on. We need access to full fibre if we are to get ahead in the technological revolution post Brexit. Therefore, will the Minister explain to the House why currently just 4% of premises are connected to full fibre and why the Government have failed even to set a date to respond to the...

Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 Committee Report - Motion to Take Note (2 Jul 2018)

the Bishop of St Albans: ...rural policy across government. Some of us felt that the lack of integration of rural community policy in, for example, the recent Health and Harmony consultation on the future of agriculture post Brexit raised significant questions about whether there is sufficient capacity to deliver. I wonder whether the Minister might be tempted to comment on that. Recommendation 39 in the Select...

Working-age Benefits - Question for Short Debate (16 Nov 2017)

the Bishop of St Albans: ...will go to households in the bottom half of the income distribution, with a negligible impact on poverty. On Tuesday, the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, warned that the lack of a Brexit deal could see inflation rise further, putting even greater pressure on poorer people. A fundamental reconsideration of the benefits freeze, in light of the principles that should guide...

Animal Welfare Offences - Question (24 Oct 2017)

the Bishop of St Albans: My Lords, in the light of the Brexit debates on agriculture and other matters, can the Minister assure us that Her Majesty’s Government will ensure that in future, after Brexit, the regulations requiring very high standards of care for animals that are being bred and transported in this country, will continue to be applied to animals that are brought in from other countries with lower standards?

Brexit: Risks to NHS Sustainability - Question for Short Debate (12 Jul 2017)

the Bishop of St Albans: ...for us this evening and for his helpful and comprehensive opening remarks. Ensuring the sustainability of the NHS is undoubtedly a significant challenge, even before the potential consequences of Brexit are considered. The uncertainty surrounding the Brexit negotiations has created significant stress for many working in already pressurised health and social care systems. There is no doubt...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (26 Jun 2017)

the Bishop of St Albans: My Lords, I will confine myself to a few comments on agriculture and the environment. In doing so, I need to declare my interest as president of the Rural Coalition. As regards agriculture and food, Brexit poses one of the greatest challenges to future food production. The UK produces some of the highest-standard food in the world and, indeed, some of the finest food. In our negotiations, it...

Brexit: Disabled People - Question for Short Debate (2 Feb 2017)

the Bishop of St Albans: .... With the proposed European Accessibility Act still some time away from implementation, I hope the Minister can understand the fear expressed by many in this House and outside it that a post-Brexit UK may start to fall behind its European counterparts when it comes to disability rights. Britain, of course, has a proud history of disability rights, but that is no guarantee of future...

Libraries, Bookshops and Booksellers - Motion to Take Note (13 Oct 2016)

the Bishop of St Albans: ...does not come cheaply. St Peter’s secured funding for its redesign through a range of initiatives, including LEADER and the Rural Development Programme—both funded through the EU. Future post-Brexit funding streams will need to become available if further schemes are to become viable. I hope, however, that the Minister recognises that there is some potential here for the Church and the...

Farming: Impact of Brexit - Question for Short Debate (21 Jul 2016)

the Bishop of St Albans: My Lords, I too thank the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh, for this debate. I share the delight of other Members of this House that in the recent reshuffle it was neither an exit nor a Brexit but a clear remain vote for the Minister, and not only that but a promotion, so we are delighted and thank him. Whatever our opinions on Brexit, it is undeniable that British farming faces a period of...

Poverty - Motion to Take Note (14 Jul 2016)

the Bishop of St Albans: ...not go far enough. The Housing and Planning Act will cut off local authority routes to securing social rents, and the situation will only worsen if construction and development are hit badly by Brexit, as early indicators suggest they could well be. Just yesterday, the biggest housebuilder in the UK indicated that it will consider slowing the rate of construction if investment falls. We...


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