Tag: Committee Stage

Understanding the Bishops

There’s been a lot of nonsense written about what the statement from the Bishop of Leicester following the Second Reading in the Lords of the Same-Sex Marriage Bill actually means, chiefly down to the spin that the Telegraph put on

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Same-Sex Marriage Bill – Committee Stage

You can watch it live on the Parliament Website. The Bill website has up-to-date details and will include amendments as they are proposed. — Update – The afternoon stream (12th February) is here

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Coroners and Justice Bill Update

Just a small update for those concerned about the Clause 61 issue (removing the Waddington Amendment from the CJA) in the Coroners and Justice Bill. The Bill is currently in Committee stage in the Lords and we expect Clause 61

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Why the Brown Compromise is Immoral

Back in 1789 a piece of history was being made. While the French were revolting, William Wilberforce put forward the first of his bills to abolish the Slave Trade in the British Empire. Of course, the Bill was voted down,

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Breaking – MPs to be allowed free vote on Embryology Bill?

The BBC is reporting on News 24 that Gordon Brown will allow a free vote on "3 key clauses". Don’t hold your breath until we find out what those sections of the Bill are. Update – Watching the One O’Clock

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