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CLIP 14310

A to Z of Parliament – B for Bishops

A to Z of Parliament – B for Bishops
Key Info
  • A to Z of Parliament – B for Bishops
  • Duration: 03:01
  • Bishops play an important role in law making in the UK. The two archbishops and 24 most senior ranking bishops sit in the House of Lords to represent spiritual and moral views and they are not affiliated to any political party. They ensure that spiritual, moral, social and cultural viewpoints are presented in debates and committees. Broadcast on BBC News as part of a series of reports on the 'A to Z of Parliament'.
  • Subject:

    Citizenship and Modern Studies


    Politics and Government: The Democratic and Electoral Processes

  • Keywords: bishops, archbishops, spiritual, moral, social, cultural, parliamentary reform, church of england, AtoZofParliament
Ideas for use in class
  • As part of an SMSC debate, students can discuss whether there should still be the Church of England at the House of Lords. Does the Church of England represent all spiritual views in the UK? Could be used in a wide range of contexts and is an excellent opportunity to discuss how important it is that spiritual, moral, social and cultural values are discussed in Parliament. Furthermore, Parliamentary reform will make this an historical example of what it used to be like in the House of Lords.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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