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Queen's Speech: Bishop of St Albans on human rights and human dignity

On 24th May 2016 the Bishop of St Albns, Rt Revd Alan Smith, spoke in the third day of debate on the Queen’s Speech. The Bishop focused on human rights issues, including the proposed new Bill of Rights, prison reform, counter-extremism and investigatory powers. 633 more words

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Queen's Speech: Bishop of Rochester welcomes prison reform plans

On 24th May 2016 the Bishop of Rochester, Rt Revd James Langstaff spoke during the third day of debate on the Queen’s Speech. In his capacity as lead bishop for prisons, the Bishop welcomed the proposals outlined by Government for prison reform. 1,139 more words

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Queen's Speech: Bishop of Southwark on extremism, freedom of speech and British values

On 24th May 2016 the Bishop of Southwark, Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, spoke in the third day of debate on the Queen’s Speech. He addressed the Government’s proposals for tackling extremism, British values and prison reform, and remarked on the need for unifying language and behaviour in political debate. 1,153 more words

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Savers to receive additional retirement scheme protection

Individuals’ retirement savings are set to be better protected under the new Pensions Bill.

Some had expressed concerns that those paying into auto-enrolment pensions could potentially lose their funds in the event of their scheme collapsing. 176 more words

Queen's Speech 2016: Bishop of Carlisle responds on international affairs and the armed forces

On 23rd May 2016 the Bishop of Carlisle, Rt Revd James Newcome, spoke in the second day of debate on the Queen’s Speech. He focused his response on the Government’s proposals to tackle tax evasion and extremism, as well as calling for a renewed focus on international development and the military covenant. 1,671 more words

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The 2016 Queen's speech and the constitution

Last week’s Queen’s speech included proposals to bring forward a British bill of rights and a commitment that ministers would ‘uphold the sovereignty of Parliament and the primacy of the House of Commons’. 1,254 more words

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