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Government praises “spiritual insight” of bishops in response to petition calling for their removal from the Lords

Government praises “spiritual insight” of bishops in response to petition calling for their removal from the Lords

Posted: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:55

The Government has said that changes to the Lords are "important" but that the position of the bishops in the Upper House is not a "priority", in response to a petition calling for the removal of 26 bishops from the House of Lords.

NSS debates the role of bishops in Government at Durham Union Society

NSS debates the role of bishops in Government at Durham Union Society

Posted: Fri, 08 Jun 2012 22:04

NSS President Terry Sanderson, and Executive Director Keith Porteous Wood, both argued the case that 'This House believes bishops have no place in Government' in a formal debate at Durham Union Society.

Archbishop pleads for the retention of the bishops’ bench in Lords

Posted: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 12:21

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, this week appeared before the parliamentary committee looking into reform of the House of Lords arguing for the retention of the bishops' bench.

Turkeys don’t vote for Christmas and archbishops don’t vote for an elected second chamber

Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 15:01

In a response to the Government's consultation on its proposals to reform the House of Lords, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York have argued that the bench of bishops should remain and should be joined by senior members of other religions.