House of Lords

Supporting families is much too important to be left to government

THE Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Steven Croft, has welcomed the Manifesto to Strengthen Families. In a speech to the House of Lords on Thursday November 2nd, he said: "My Lords I warmly welcome this report. I like it more each time I…

A week in the House of Lords

In case anyone might be wondering what bishops do in the House of Lords, here’s a summary of my week. I was then "duty bishop" from 5-10 March 2017. We each do a couple of weeks of duty a year and then serve as we can in various ways. Our…
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Speech on Sustainable Development Goals

My Lords, May I from these benches warmly welcome the Sustainable Development Goals and the government’s commitment to them. Like others I was initially somewhat sceptical about a document which contains 17 goals and 169 targets.  These…