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Challenging Religious Privilege

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Abolish Bishops’ Bench to reduce the size of the House of Lords

Abolish Bishops’ Bench to reduce the size of the House of Lords

Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:10

The National Secular Society has recommended the removal of the Bishops' Bench to a parliamentary inquiry into how to reduce the size of the bloated House of Lords.

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.

Lords Reform Bill fails to remove religious privilege

Lords Reform Bill fails to remove religious privilege

Posted: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 14:10

Church of England Bishops will retain reserved seats in the House of Lords according to proposals published today by the Deputy Prime Minister.