On 20th April 2017 the Second Church Estates Commissioner, Rt Hon Dame Caroline Spelman MP, answered questions from MPs on the floor of the House of Commons, on religious symbols in the workplace, marriage, vocations, metal theft and Christians in Africa. 1,946 more words
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Recent news reports regarding the ‘excessive’ expenses claimed by peers in the House of Lords will add grist to the mill for those who argue that the upper house needs to be reformed to sweep away cronyism. 161 more words
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The Electoral Reform Society and others claim that we need an elected upper house in order to be fully democratic. But I say that they have confused democracy with vote-ocracy.
Bishop of Norwich says Lords reform should enhance civil society voice, not that of established political parties
On 3rd February 2017 Peers debated the House of Lords Reform Bill, a private member’s bill from Green Party Peer Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb. The Bishop of Norwich, Rt Revd Graham James, spoke in the debate. 1,220 more words
Tomorrow the House of Lords will debate its size, which is widely criticised for having grown by almost 200 since the removal of most hereditary peers in 1999. 1,353 more words