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Farmer Review - Question for Short Debate (11 Oct 2017)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: ..., which challenges us to make families the golden thread running through our support for prisoners. Although the review focuses on male prisoners, we recognise that the recommendations may be equally relevant to women, as raised by the noble Baroness, Lady Healy, and, of course, to young people. The Government are committed to taking forward the review’s recommendations. Important...

Children: Gambling Advertisements - Motion to Take Note (14 Sep 2017)

the Bishop of St Albans: ..., more than one-fifth of 11 to 15 year-old boys had spent their own money on a gambling activity in the week before the survey. That compares to just 11% of girls, and mirrors the fact that more men than women in this country are classed as problem gamblers. It is considerably higher than the levels of those who report drinking, smoking or taking drugs and the addictions associated with...

Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (8 Sep 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: ...to rid the UK—and indeed the world—of slavery in its modern forms. We must examine the contexts and situations that make people vulnerable to exploitation, be they girls in the British care system, women from Nigeria or men from Romania. We as a modern society need to truly understand what modern slavery entails, as was so eloquently set out by the right reverend Prelate the...

House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (8 Sep 2017)

Baroness Berridge: ...element in any letters patent. However, de facto it will take at least 50 years to change both the electors and the candidates for election to your Lordships’ House. Imagine the party groups, the Appointments Commission, or the Bishops recruiting on such a basis. If Her Majesty’s Government are seriously saying to this House that moving to a fully appointed House is such a...

Prisons: Overcrowding - Motion to Take Note (7 Sep 2017)

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames: ...too few staff to supervise prisoners, to prevent violence or to control the flow of drugs. Just as important—as the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Harries of Pentregarth, and the right reverend prelate the Bishop of Southwark argued—we stifle attempts to achieve reform when we provide too few staff to escort prisoners away from their cells for work or education and...

Refugees - Question for Short Debate (19 Jul 2017)

Lord Rosser: My Lords, I too add my congratulations to those already expressed to the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Durham on securing this debate and on the report of the inquiry, of which he and my noble friends Lady Lister of Burtersett and Lord Dubs were members. As the report says, very little time has been given to considering what happens to refugees once they have been granted protection...

Middle East (IRC Report) - Motion to Take Note (4 Jul 2017)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...of our Parliament being wiped out 10 times over. Another consequence has been the spread of a murderous ideology that has no respect for the sanctity of human life, a point referred to by the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Chester earlier today. Perhaps the Select Committee could use a future report to examine our response to outright genocide and the slaughter of the region’s...

Development Aid Budget - Motion to Take Note (3 Jul 2017)

Baroness Sheehan: ...issues that I would like to raise where some joined-up thinking could maximise the impact of the UK aid budget. The first is in respect of the policy on energy, an issue referred to quite extensively by the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Truro. DfID is doing some good work on ensuring clean energy access for people in developing countries. However, at the same time the UK Government...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (Continued) (29 Jun 2017)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: ...of social services. There is nothing to address the falling value of benefits and tax credits, nothing to restore work allowances in universal credit—which, of course, were put in to make work pay—nothing for WASPI women who find themselves in unexpected financial circumstances after a lifetime of work, and nothing for the noble Earl, Lord Listowel, who spoke so movingly about...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...of cruel and unspeakable terror. That was referred to by my noble friend Lady Williams, the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy, opposite, the noble Lord, Lord Paddick, for the Liberal Democrats, and the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Southwark. We have seen selfless acts from countless people. We have seen charities, the voluntary sector and individuals working hard. Others have spoken about...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (1st Day) (21 Jun 2017)

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean: ..., the Prime Minister had to deal with the atrocities in Manchester and Southwark, and now the appalling attack on Muslim worshippers in Finsbury Park and the unspeakable horror of the fire in Kensington. The unimaginable trauma of the men, women and children trapped in that inferno and the loss to their families has, as Her Majesty pointed out, shocked and saddened the whole country. I...

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...


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