Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill – Second Reading

On Thursday, Lord Faulks moved that the Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill be read for a second time, [HL Hansard 12 Feb 2015 Vol 759(104) Col 1364]. Given that it was introduced at the request of the Archbishop of Canterbury, on behalf of the Church and with the support of Her Majesty’s Opposition, there seems to be little doubt as to the successful passage of this government Bill throughout its various parliamentary stages. Nevertheless, in addition to placing it an historical context, the Lords’ debate provided some insights into its application, in addition to apposite anecdotes from their Lordships. Continue reading