Speeches

Bishop George Bell - Justice denied

At the end of January (see below) Alistair Lexden raised the serious case of Bishop George Bell in the Lords. One of the most distinguished and admired bishops in the history of the Anglican Church, Bell , who died 58 years ago...

Somme Commentary

This year marks the centenary of the Battle of Somme in which so many soldiers died or sustained grave injuries. The Battle began on 1 July 1916 and finally came to an inglorious end on November 18 that year.

The Lords abandons vellum

Controversy arose recently when the House of Lords announced that the centuries-old practice of printing Acts of Parliament on vellum would cease.

Milk in schools

At question time in the Lords on February 11, Alistair Lexden suggested that “perhaps the time has come to consider reintroducing compulsory milk in our schools” in response to the widespread concern about the state of some children’s health.

In Defence of a Great Bishop

George Bell (1883-1958), Bishop of Chichester, was one of the most important and influential figures in the Anglican Church in the 20th century. He repeatedly condemned Nazi oppression of Christians in Germany before the Second World War...

Britain and Poland

Members of the House of Lords reflected on our country’s close relations with Poland, particularly during the Second World War, in the course of oral questions on January 18.

Review of Important Lords' Powers

The House of Lords examines very large numbers of statutory instruments (known collectively as secondary legislation) which follow the passage of Acts of Parliament (primary legislation) and set out the detailed legal changes that the Acts have authorised.

The Government and History

Since 1908 governments of all political persuasions have commissioned official histories of individual ministries and departments, the conduct of wars and other activities of the state.