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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Children more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to ensure that potential claimants are aware of the policy to provide Child Tax Credit and Universal Tax Credit to a maximum of two children; and what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of any such awareness-raising measures. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Durham remove filter
star this property uin HL11316 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The policy to provide support for a maximum of two children in Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Universal Credit (UC) was originally announced at Summer Budget 2015 and legislated for in the Welfare Reform Act 2016. The government chose to implement the policy from April 2017 to ensure households were aware of the policy before choosing to have third or subsequent children. HMRC also provided information in leaflets to all claimants renewing their CTC claim since 2016 and a leaflet has also been included in the CTC new claim pack since the policy came into force. Since August 2016 high level messaging about the policy has been available on GOV.UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T12:49:03.06Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T12:49:03.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Durham more like this
1002476
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Children more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to monitor and review the impact of the policy to provide Child Tax Credit and Universal Tax Credit to a maximum of two children on (1) children’s well-being, and (2) on the financial resilience of families affected by that policy. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Durham remove filter
star this property uin HL11317 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The policy to provide Child Tax Credits and Universal Credit for a maximum of two children ensures that those on benefits face the same financial choices around the number of children they can afford as those supporting themselves solely through work.</p><p> </p><p>Work is the best way out of poverty and Universal Credit is supporting people into the labour market so they can get the skills they need to access better opportunities. There are 637,000 fewer children in workless households than in 2010 and unemployment is at a record low.</p><p> </p><p>We are also supporting the finances of low-income families by decreasing the taper rate and increasing work allowances in Universal Credit, so people can earn more without losing their benefits. Our National Living Wage means the lowest paid have seen their wages grow by 8% above inflation between 2015 and 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T12:48:24.593Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T12:48:24.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Durham more like this
1002477
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Children more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their decision to extend the policy to provide Universal Tax Credit to a maximum of two children to new Universal Credit claimants from February 2019, whether there will be an exception for families with three or more children who were born before 6 April 2017. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Durham remove filter
star this property uin HL11318 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Since 6 April 2017 families with third and subsequent children born on or after this date are able to claim additional support through Child Tax Credit or Universal Credit for their first two children only. This maximum support will also apply to entirely new claims to Universal Credit on or after 1 February 2019, regardless of the date of birth of their children.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants that are already receiving support for those born before 6 April 2017 will continue to do so. If they subsequently move to or reclaim Universal Credit (following a break in claim of less than 6 months) they will receive the child element for the same number of children they were previously. This will apply both if they naturally migrate following a significant change of circumstances or are moved as part of managed migration, so long as they remain responsible for the same children.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T17:10:57.263Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T17:10:57.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Durham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Pensions more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service on 24 January 2018 (123402), what plans they have, if any, to amend the Police Pensions Regulations 1987 and the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006 to equalise the support given to the widows of police officers. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Durham remove filter
star this property uin HL13065 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to make any further changes to survivor benefits for police pension schemes.</p><p>On 18 January 2016, the Police Pensions Regulations 1987 and the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006 were amended to allow widows, widowers and civil partners of police officers in England and Wales who have died on duty and who qualified for a survivor pension after 1 April 2015 to continue to receive their survivors’ benefits for life.</p><p>Successive governments have been clear that we have a general presumption against making retrospective changes to public service pension schemes. However the Government believes the arguments for making a limited exception for the widows of police officers who died on duty are sufficiently compelling in this case.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-02-06T15:35:37.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T15:35:37.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Durham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Rwanda: Burundi more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of tensions between Rwanda and Burundi; and what steps they plan to take in response. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Durham remove filter
star this property uin HL13447 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
star this property answer text <p>We remain concerned about the tensions between Rwanda and Burundi and urge restraint by all parties involved. Regional stability is crucial to improving development and prosperity within the region.</p><p>The UK High Commissioner to Rwanda and Ambassador to Burundi, as well as the UK Special Envoy to the Great Lakes, have both recently discussed regional tensions with Rwandan and Burundian counterparts. We continue to raise our concerns regarding political stability in Burundi at the UN Security Council, and work closely with bilateral and multilateral counterparts to promote stability in the region.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-02-13T13:42:19.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T13:42:19.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Social Metrics Commission A new measure for poverty for the UK, published in September 2018, what steps they are taking to ensure working parents with more than two children and who are claiming Universal Credit are not being pushed further into poverty due to the cost of childcare. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Durham remove filter
star this property uin HL13861 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to supporting parents with moving into work, and as part of this we have increased the level of support for childcare costs from 70% in legacy benefits to up to 85% in Universal Credit. This means that working families claiming Universal Credit can reclaim up to 85% of their eligible childcare costs each month up to £646.35 for one child and £1,108.04 for two or more children. The Universal Credit childcare policy aligns with the wider government childcare offer, which includes free childcare hours and tax free childcare. This offer means that reasonable childcare costs should not form a barrier to work.</p><p> </p><p>Where upfront childcare costs or deposits may prevent a claimant from starting work, jobcentres have been instructed to use the Flexible Support Fund to support the transition into work. When parents have good reason for late reporting of their childcare costs, the Department is piloting a more flexible approach to enable parents to be reimbursed at a later point.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T16:50:06.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T16:50:06.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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1083410
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star this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pre-school Education: Staff more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Education Policy Institute The early years workforce in England, published on 17 January; and what steps they intend to take in response to that report in particular the need to ensure increased (1) skills, (2) diversity, and (3) pay levels in the early education workforce. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Durham remove filter
star this property uin HL14293 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>We have noted the findings of the report published by the Education Policy Institute. We are already working with the sector on a number of the issues highlighted in their report. In March 2017, we published the attached early years workforce strategy, the government's plans to support employers to attract, retain and develop early years staff to deliver high quality provision: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-workforce-strategy" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-workforce-strategy</a>. As a result of the strategy, we have worked with sector stakeholders to develop criteria for new more robust level 2 qualifications, considered how the gender diversity of the workforce can be improved, as well as developing new career pathways information to support careers advice, recruitment and staff development: <a href="https://www.cache.org.uk/media/1417/dfe-career-pathway-map-v17.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.cache.org.uk/media/1417/dfe-career-pathway-map-v17.pdf</a>. The career pathways map is attached.</p><p> </p><p>We are supporting employer trailblazer groups to develop new apprenticeship standards for the early years workforce and have announced a £20 million investment in professional development and training for early years practitioners in pre-reception settings in disadvantaged areas.</p><p> </p><p>Employers in the early years sector are responsible for setting the pay and conditions for their employees, within the statutory requirements set by government (for example, national minimum wage).</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL14293_Early_years_workforce_strategy.pdf more like this
star this property title HL14293_Early_years_workforce_strategy more like this
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star this property file name HL14293_Early_years_career_progression_map.pdf more like this
star this property title HL14293_Early_years_career_progression_map more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T11:50:03.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T11:50:03.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the sample size used to inform the design of the benefit cap policy. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Durham remove filter
star this property uin HL14730 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The rationale behind the benefit cap policy is set out in the Impact Assessment, which supported the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016. The final update was published in August 2016 and is attached.</p><p> </p><p>DWP and HMRC administrative data was used to inform the design of the benefit cap policy, and sample data was not used.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T16:07:11.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T16:07:11.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property file name welfare-reform-and-work-act-impact-assessment-for-the-benefit-cap.pdf more like this
star this property title Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 Impact Assessment more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Rwanda: Uganda more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the rising tensions between Rwanda and Uganda; and what steps they have taken to reduce tensions. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Durham remove filter
star this property uin HL14731 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
star this property answer text <p>Good relations between Uganda and Rwanda are vital to ensuring stability and prosperity in the African Great Lakes region. The British High Commissioners to Uganda and Rwanda have discussed current tensions with Government representatives of both countries. We hope that Uganda and Rwanda, with the support of the region, will work together to resolve their differences.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T16:00:56.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T16:00:56.64Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many families are subject to the benefit cap. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Durham remove filter
star this property uin HL14822 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
star this property answer text <p>Households can have their benefits capped either under Housing Benefit, or under Universal Credit, and the latest statistics were published in February 2019, covering households capped to November 2018.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Point-in-time caseload: Number of households capped by family type at November 2018, GB</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>Single, no child dependant</p></td><td><p>Single, with child dependant(s)</p></td><td><p>Couple, no child dependant</p></td><td><p>Couple, with child dependant(s)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Housing Benefit</strong></p></td><td><p>52,650</p></td><td><p>3,540</p></td><td><p>38,850</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>10,210</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Universal Credit</strong></p></td><td><p>9,810</p></td><td><p>1,600</p></td><td><p>5,920</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>2,290</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>Data Sources:</strong> DWP 100% Single Housing Benefit Extract and DWP Universal Credit Official Statistics Database</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Table Notes:</strong></p><ol><li>Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10. Numbers less than 10 have been replaced with '..'</li><li>Figures include households that have had their Housing Benefit or Universal Credit full service capped. Universal Credit full service is available to all claimant types but only in certain areas of the country at November 2018.</li><li>Figures for Universal Credit may be revised in future publications, as Universal Credit awards may be retrospectively revised.</li></ol><p> </p><p>The Housing Benefit caseload data is taken from DWP Stat-Xplore, whilst the Universal Credit caseload data is taken from the official statistics caseload tables, published on 7th Feb 2019.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-04-04T16:01:20.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T16:01:20.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Durham more like this