House of Lords

AI in the UK: No room for complacency

The Bishop of Oxford spoke in the debate on the Scrutiny Committee Report in the House of Lords on 25 Mary 2022.

The responsibility of all

The Bishop of Oxford spoke in a Second Reading of the Schools Bill in the House of Lords on Monday 23 May. Read the full text of his speech or watch on Bishop Steven’s Facebook page.

Levelling up

A debate on 11 May 2022 on the Queen's Speech following the State Opening of Parliament considering the upcoming Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill.

Freedom of Speech

Words can be an immense blessing but, when amplified through social media, also weapons of mass destruction to people and societies.

The Age Assurance (Minimum Standards) Bill

Future generations will look back on the past two decades of this century with deep pain as they reflect on the ways in which children are exposed to harmful material online and our tardiness in setting effective regulation in place.

Supporting young people in the post-pandemic world

With 63% of payroll jobs lost during the pandemic being held by under-25s, young people must have access to adequate training going forward.

Standing at a Crossroads – Safeguarding the Environment

As the Environment Bill is read in the House of Lords, Bishop Steven urges the government to set an example on climate change policy.

The Online Safety Bill

The Online Safety bill is a major step forward in preventing harm to children and vulnerable adults. But legislation is needed urgently.

Five key questions for public policy on AI

The ethical complexity of new technologies can seem overwhelming. The Bishop of Oxford offers five key questions for keeping ethics at the centre of AI strategy.