Posts Tagged ‘House of Lords’

Female Anglican bishop dislikes ‘Rev. Mother’ tag

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

The first Anglican female bishop to sit in the House of Lords doesn’t like being officially referred to as “right reverend mother”. An initial version of Bishop Rachel Treweek’s writ of summons to be read aloud to the House of Lords referred to her as “right reverend father in God”. Bishop Treweek, from Gloucester, sent Read more

UK assisted dying bill moves on after emotional Lords debate

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Britain’s House of Lords has allowed a second reading to a bill that would legalise assisted suicide, which is currently a crime. The assisted dying bill, proposed by the former Lord Chancellor, Charles Falconer, would allow doctors to prescribe a lethal dose to mentally competent patients who have less than six months to live. But Read more

UK PM opposes assisted suicide bill ahead of Parliament debates

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

The United Kingdom’s Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed his opposition to an assisted suicide bill before the issue is debated in Parliament Mr Cameron argued that people who are terminally ill will feel unfairly pressurised into ending their lives. Mr Cameron has opposed assisted dying before, but he was speaking out because a private Read more