Government praises “spiritual insight” of bishops in response to petition calling for their removal from the Lords
Posted: Tue, 09 Feb 2016
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.
Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2015
London Mayor Boris Johnson has described Anglican bishops with the automatic right to a seat in the House of Lords as "clerical fossils."
Posted: Fri, 08 Jun 2012
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.
Posted: Fri, 02 Dec 2011
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.
Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2011
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.