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Scottish Parliament: Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (18 May 2017)

Elaine Smith: ...of McQuick Ltd, maker of bagpipe covers, and I am a member of Unite the union. When I was doing research for the debate, I came across this comment from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, which I want to share with members: “All people have the right to economic initiative, to productive work, to just wages and benefits, to decent working conditions, as well as to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Marriage: Preparation and Aftercare (20 Apr 2017)

Caroline Spelman: I genuinely believe that this new initiative will spread best practice. I am sure that all bishops regard themselves as a bishop for marriage. However, there is no doubt that there has been a decline in church weddings, and that is in part due to the fact that there has been liberalisation of the legislation around where couples can get married. None the less, we should celebrate the fact...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Domestic Violence: Victim Support Schemes (20 Apr 2017)

Caroline Spelman: On 15th March 2017 the Church of England’s House of Bishops published “Responding Well to Domestic Abuse: Policy and Practice Guidance”, which urges church communities to address the issue of domestic abuse and raise awareness of its impact on adults and children. The document can be seen at: https://www.churchofengland.org/media/3896806/responding-wel...

Neglected Tropical Diseases - Question for Short Debate (3 Apr 2017)

Lord Bates: ..., Lady Sheehan, reminded us, as well as creating stigma and hardship, which were also mentioned. Reference was made by the noble Baronesses, Lady Hayman and Lady Warwick, and the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of St Albans to the progress that has been made. The number of people at risk from NTDs fell from 2 billion in 2010 to 1.6 billion in 2015. In the 1950s, before programmes...

Public Bill Committee: Prisons and Courts Bill: Prisons: purpose, and role of Secretary of State (29 Mar 2017)

Conor McGinn: ..., but I will resist the temptation to speak at length despite that. I should declare an interest of sorts as someone who was previously a prison chaplain and the UK director of the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference commission for prisoners overseas. During two years in that role, I visited dozens of prisons across England and Wales—as far north as Frankland, as far south as the Isle...

Digital Economy Bill - Report (2nd Day) (20 Mar 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...that we are proposing in our amendments. The noble and learned Baroness asked some specific questions. We accept that in using the pre-agreed definition in the 2008 Act there are some areas that we might want to think about later. For example, there is violence to women. We are absolutely clear that we do not condone serious violent porn as described by the noble and learned Baroness;...

Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (14 Mar 2017)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...I will mourn the spring Budget; my noble friend Lady Wheatcroft said that she would not do so either. This is the last spring Budget and the last Lenten Budget, as the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Chester reminded us. That I will not mourn it is perhaps surprising because I endorse what the noble Baroness, Lady Kramer, said—it has been a fascinating debate today. As the new...

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill - Second Reading (10 Mar 2017)

Baroness Gale: ...thank the noble and learned Lord, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, for his contribution and all the wonderful work he has done in this field. I also thank the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of St Albans for speaking about his experiences of listening to women who have suffered domestic violence and for bringing that to the House. I mention the two male Peers who spoke because we need...

International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note (9 Mar 2017)

Baroness Cox: My Lords, I also congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Shields, on giving us this opportunity to celebrate the achievements of many women. I would like to introduce some examples of inspirational women and men who are working to promote the well-being of women and girls in some of the most challenging situations in our world: education in the conflict areas of Sudan and South Sudan; maternal...

Vinovium House (8 Mar 2017)

Helen Goodman: I am very pleased to have this opportunity to raise the proposed closure of Vinovium House, the office in Bishop Auckland that administers part of the child maintenance system, with the consequent loss of between 85 and 100 jobs. I have tabled early-day motion 1,001, which hon. Member are most welcome to sign. To set the debate in context, the reforms to child support introduced by the...

Fly-tipping - Question (8 Mar 2017)

the Bishop of St Albans: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. In so doing, I express my regret that I could not find a suitable topical for International Women’s Day.

Homelessness Reduction Bill - Second Reading (24 Feb 2017)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...for the common good. The noble Baroness, Lady Grender, made the point very movingly about the things that unite us, so in addition to the political parties we have had the right reverend Prelates the Bishop of Southwark and the Bishop of Rochester, and then, speaking on behalf of the armed services and others, the noble and gallant Lord, Lord Stirrup. There was then a powerful speech from...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Impact assessments (7 Feb 2017)

Robin Walker: ...very clearly by the UK Government. All the Chief Ministers of the overseas territories are being consulted, as are the Crown dependencies. As a former Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, I welcome the interest in new clause 98, which makes reference to the Equality Act 2010 and protected characteristics. We are, of course, assessing a wide...

Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (27 Jan 2017)

Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe: ...Act 1857 was opposed in the other place by Mr Gladstone on the very proper ground that it discriminated against wives as compared with husbands as to the grounds for divorce. It was opposed by Bishop Wilberforce of Oxford in this House because he did not approve of divorce. The question of financial provision did not arise in 1857, because the property of every married woman, unless...

Women and Girls: Employment Skills in the Developing World - Question for Short Debate (26 Jan 2017)

Lord Bates: ...headlines and dig deeper to find international solutions. This debate is helpful in doing that. We agree that effective taxation is critical for inclusive growth. As the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Derby rightly pointed out, people need to be good citizens in paying their taxes and corporations need to be good corporate citizens in paying their taxes, but taxation cannot be the...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (23 Jan 2017)

the Archbishop of York: ...aspects, a mirror, to see whether their leadership, in different places, reflects the nature of the university. Noble Lords know that the Church of England has finally overcome the question of women as bishops in the representative route, but we still have a big job in terms of minority ethnic bodies. Given what was said in the Stephen Lawrence inquiry, I feel it is quite appropriate....

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Human Trafficking/Vulnerable Women (19 Jan 2017)

Caroline Spelman: The Church of England has launched a new project specifically to equip and resource Church of England dioceses to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking. The Lord Bishop of Derby has pioneered this practical support to tackling trafficking. Working together with local charities and the Mothers’ Union, the Church seeks to support vulnerable women alongside those who suffer domestic...

Burma: Rohingya - Question for Short Debate (12 Jan 2017)

Baroness Goldie: ...denied. We are deeply concerned about the lack of humanitarian access to the 160,000 Rohingya who remain dependent on food aid. We are especially concerned for the 5,000 children and the pregnant women who were being treated for severe and acute malnutrition before the latest wave of violence. Organisations working on the ground estimate that more than 27,000 refugees have fled to...

Armed Forces Covenant - Question for Short Debate (9 Jan 2017)

the Bishop of Portsmouth: ...and await your Lordships’ speeches with anticipation, I remind the House that the covenant has admirably begun to redress injustice, unfairness and disadvantage. We all need to ensure that none of us fails to pay due respect to the men and women, with their families, who are prepared to lay down their lives in our protection.

Digital Economy Bill - Second Reading (13 Dec 2016)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...that at least 90% of pupils in mainstream education enter GCSEs in maths and science. In 2016, 62,100 pupils entered for a computer science qualification, up from 33,500 in 2015. Many noble Lords—the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Chester, the noble Baronesses, Lady Howe, Lady Kidron and Lady Benjamin, the noble Lords, Lord Stevenson, Lord Storey, Lord Gordon, Lord Whitty and...


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