Bishop of Salisbury asks about link between climate change and migration

On 17th March 2020 the Bishop of Salisbury, Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, received a written answer to a question on climate change and migration: The Lord Bishop of Salisbury: HL1792 To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of any link between climate change and migration.

Bishop of Salisbury asks Government for figures on illegal waste exports

On 9th and 10th March 2020 the Bishop of Salisbury, Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, received written answers to questions on illegal waste exports The Lord Bishop of Salisbury: HL1788 To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (HL226), what assessment they have made of the proportion of … Continue reading “Bishop of Salisbury asks Government for figures on illegal waste exports”

Bishop of Salisbury says BBC needs to be cherished, not disrupted

On 5th March 2020 the House of Lords debated a motion from Lord Young of Norwood Green, “That this House takes note of the role of the BBC and public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom’s economy and creative culture.” The Bishop of Salisbury, Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, spoke in the debate: The Lord Bishop … Continue reading “Bishop of Salisbury says BBC needs to be cherished, not disrupted”

Bishop of Salisbury calls for independent review into Wiltshire Police handling of allegations against Sir Edward Heath

On 4th March 2020 Lord Campbell-Savours asked the Government “what assessment they have made of the management of investigations into historic sexual offences.” The Bishop of Salisbury, Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, asked a follow up question: The Lord Bishop of Salisbury: My Lords, can the Minister explain how we will learn from the sorts of … Continue reading “Bishop of Salisbury calls for independent review into Wiltshire Police handling of allegations against Sir Edward Heath”

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill: Bishop of Salisbury supports amendments on relationship support

On 3rd March 2020 the House of Lords considered the Government’s Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill at its Committee Stage. The Bishop of Salisbury, Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, supported two amendments on relationship support, to ensure that divorcing couples had access to information about support and mediation to enable them to consider alternative ways forward … Continue reading “Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill: Bishop of Salisbury supports amendments on relationship support”

Bishop of Salisbury asks questions on plastic waste trade and recycling

On 22nd January 2020 the Bishop of Salisbury, Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, received answers to two written questions on plastic waste: The Lord Bishop of Salisbury: (i) HL226 To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the illegal shipment of plastic waste from the UK to Malaysia, following the decision by the … Continue reading “Bishop of Salisbury asks questions on plastic waste trade and recycling”

The Bishop of Salisbury speaks about the political situation in Hong Kong and the UK’s present and historic commitment to the people of Hong Kong

On the 24th October 2019 Lord Alton hosted a debate in the House of Lords about the current political situation in Hong Kong. The Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam spoke in the debate about the church in Hong Kong, the importance of identity and the need to stand alongside those to whom we have … Continue reading “The Bishop of Salisbury speaks about the political situation in Hong Kong and the UK’s present and historic commitment to the people of Hong Kong”

Bishop of Salisbury responds to a motion to regret the Freedom of Establishment and Free Movement of Services (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

On 23rd October 2019 Lord Duncan of Springbank moved a Statutory Instrument for approval entitled “Freedom of Establishment and Free Movement of Services (EU Exit) Regulations 2019”. The Bishop of Salisbury, Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, responded to the debate and subsequent regret motion from Lord Stevenson of Balmacara.

Bishop of Salisbury asks Government about taxation of fuel for air travel

On 21st October 2019 Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb asked the Government “what plans they have to (1) ban or (2) restrict frequent flyer “airmiles” schemes.” The Bishop of Salisbury, Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, asked a follow-up question: Lord Bishop of Salisbury: Can the Minister explain why the gap between aviation fuel being untaxed and road … Continue reading “Bishop of Salisbury asks Government about taxation of fuel for air travel”

Bishop of Salisbury calls for substantial determined and transformative response to climate challenges

On 5th June 2019 Lord Cameron of Dillington led a debate on a motion “to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to (1) harness the potential of tidal ranges to generate renewable energy, and (2) encourage the private sector to invest in this area.” The Lord Bishop of Salisbury, Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, … Continue reading “Bishop of Salisbury calls for substantial determined and transformative response to climate challenges”