Tag: Secretary Of State

Church of England Response to Same-Sex Marriage Bill

In the name of the Bishop of Leicester, the House of Bishops has responded. I am grateful to the Secretary of State and her officials for the constructive way in which they have consulted with the Church on the issue

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Church of England Responds to Lord Alli

There is an official response from the Church of England to Lord Alli’s amendment on Civil Partnerships. Nothing that hasn’t been said before. Key points regarding Lord Alli’s amendment to the Equality Bill: the legislation has not yet completed its

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Questions in Parliament

Apparently, Paul Farrely, MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, will ask this question in the Commons on Thursday. Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of legislation to protect (a) whistleblowers

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“The rain came down and the tax went up”

Leading General Synod is a rare moment of frivolity, Martin Dales has just got the entire chamber to sing the above words to the tune of “The wise man built his house upon the rock”. The chorus came as he

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