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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...

Brexit: Armed Forces and Diplomatic Service - Motion to Take Note (8 Dec 2016)

Earl Howe: ...Lady Goldie responded to, on the implications of our withdrawal from the EU for foreign and security co-operation with European countries. However, this Motion addresses two specific groups of men and women who serve our country with professionalism, courage and distinction at home and overseas: our Armed Forces and our Diplomatic Service. I hope the whole House will join with me in paying...

South Sudan — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (7 Dec 2016)

James Wharton: ...the barriers and challenges, not the least of which is the behaviour of the Government of South Sudan. The hon. Gentleman and a number of other right hon. and hon. Members raised issues including the challenges that women and girls face, and the important contribution that the UK, in particular, is making in the field of education in South Sudan. He commented on reports from a range of...

National Life: Shared Values and Public Policy Priorities - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (2 Dec 2016)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...theme with values and virtues. Selflessness and respect for others was added by the noble Lord, Lord Dannatt, and touched on too by my noble friend Lord Blencathra. The right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Gloucester quite rightly referred to generosity of spirit. My noble friend Lord Eccles also spoke of the importance of intermediary institutions such as the Church. The unifying force of...

National Life: Shared Values and Public Policy Priorities - Motion to Take Note (2 Dec 2016)

Baroness Berridge: ...Minister’s welcome announcement of the systematic collection of data on racial inequalities across health, education and employment. This is not just data: it is people’s lives—friends who tell me that when they look for work as black women they just accept that they will be paid less than their white counterparts. For 10 years I have had the pleasure of working with many...

Autumn Statement: Economy - Motion to Take Note (29 Nov 2016)

the Bishop of Portsmouth: ...which, as I know not only from the naval charities in and around Portsmouth but also from the splendid work of Army, Air Force and tri-service charities around the country, do so much to support our service men and women and, just as importantly, their families. In the Chancellor’s Statement, which I heard from the Gallery last week, there were two commitments in relation to there...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Bishop of London (29 Nov 2016)

Peter Bottomley: To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, if the Church Commissioners will make it their policy that the next nominee for the Bishop of London will ordain both women and men as priests.

Scottish Parliament: Time for Reflection (29 Nov 2016)

Father Andrzej Halemba (Aid to the Church in Need): Ladies and gentlemen, on this day, 29 November, in 257 AD, St Saturninus, the first Catholic bishop of Toulouse, was martyred for his faith in Toulouse, France. On that day, the temple oracles accused him of having previously struck them dumb when he had walked past. They threatened him and told him to either offer a sacrifice to appease...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (18 Nov 2016)

Lord Bates: ...Bekaa valley. The noble Lord, Lord Purvis, spoke of his experiences and the noble Lord, Lord Bruce, talked about his extensive work and travelling during his time as the distinguished chairman of the International Development Committee in the other place. The right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Winchester talked about east Africa. When we visit these places, we may ask why there is not...

Africa: European Union Economic Partnership Agreements - Question for Short Debate (17 Nov 2016)

Lord Bates: ...opportunities for investment. It is for these reasons that the UK is committed to ensuring developing countries can reduce poverty through trading opportunities. The right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Winchester spoke about the importance of education and economic development. We would say the combination of those two elements is the surest possible route out of poverty. Agriculture,...

Child Poverty - Question for Short Debate (17 Nov 2016)

Lord Freud: ...that focused on getting families above a notional poverty line. We now have two new statutory measures that will drive real action on worklessness and educational attainment. The right reverend Prelate the Bishop of St Albans talked about the importance of educational attainment in tackling this issue. We will have other, non-statutory measures for getting at the root causes. I have spoken...

Nissan: Sunderland: Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill [Lords] (31 Oct 2016)

Tracey Crouch: ...(Mr Burrowes), for Newark (Robert Jenrick) and for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton), and to the work of the all-party group on cultural heritage. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland (Helen Goodman) for her campaign when the Labour party was in government. I thank all the stakeholders who have helped the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to bring the Bill...

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