Tag: Second Reading

Justin Welby’s Speech

Here’s the bits on homosexuality. The cultural and political ground is changing. Anyone who listened to much of the Same Sex Marriage Bill Second Reading Debate in the House of Lords could not fail to be struck by the overwhelming

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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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Chris Bryant’s Sex and Relationships Education Bill

The Bill that I’ve been asked to talk about on Sunday has now been published prior to it’s second reading in the Commons today. You can read it for yourself here and for reference, the current (amended) version of the

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On the BBC on Sunday

Those nice people at the BBC have asked me to talk about Chris Bryant’s Sex Education Bill on BBC Local Radio on Sunday morning. I guess Stephen Green was busy or something. Of course, if Chris could get round to

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Commons Committee Discusses Clause 58

The Commons Committee examining the Coroners and Justice Bill has finally got round to discussing Clause 58. You can read their deliberations here, but for ease of perusal, I’ve copied and tidied them up below. I’ll comment on them tomorrow.

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Hansard on Second Reading of Coroners Bill

Hansard is now online for yesterday’s second reading. This post catalogues the exchanges over the removal of Clause 29JA from the 1986 Criminal Justice Act (Amended). I have edited Hansard slightly to allow ease of reading for this unfamiliar with

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