Tags: Lords Reform

Why do the bishops have the right to thwart democratically agreed legislation?

Why do the bishops have the right to thwart democratically agreed legislation?

Posted: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 by Terry Sanderson

It was the Rt Rev John Packer, Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, who introduced the successful House of Lords amendment this week that defeated the Government's plan to cap benefits at £26,000 per family.

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Tags: Church of England, Lords Reform

Executive Director’s Diary: Sharia, Civil Partnerships and Lords Reform

Posted: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 by Keith Porteous Wood

NSS Executive Director Keith Porteous Wood on a busy week of campaigning in Parliament.

Tags: Parliament, Sharia, Campaigns, Lords Reform