On 9th February 2016 the House of Lords passed the Government’s Welfare Reform and Work Bill at Third Reading. The Bishop of Portsmouth, Rt Revd Christopher Foster, spoke briefly to thank the Minister for the amendments agreed by Government.
The Lord Bishop of Portsmouth: My Lords, without wanting to detain the House, I add on behalf of this Bench our thanks to the Minister and offer our support and gratitude for the amendments he has brought forward today. The concerns that have been expressed around the House on many occasions for those who are most vulnerable in society have been passionate and heartfelt. It is good and reassuring when they are heard, and we offer our thanks as well.