Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Searching Hansard for Immigration Debates

Google Search: *Hansard* takes us to (Parliament.uk, 2015a). Go to "Commons Debates" in sidebar. You get these choices: 


Or search in top bar, *immigration "points based system"* and get 1635 results. This is a dry run, so let's look at a specific area that's caught my attention. So, add *AND "minister of religion"* to above search. 42 results:


I'll look at 1st 5, in the screen grab above. 

the 1st brings us to Publication.Parliament.uk (2015)a. It's a section from a Home Affairs Committee report "6. Points criteria: fair, transparent, flexible?" Paras 105-119 come under the heading "English Language". At para 118 the Committee not their agreement with the Government that Ministers of Religion ought to have higher than basic level of English "in order to communicate with their worshippers" and they should be on a par with academics in this regard. 

Go back to this. 



References

Parliament.uk (2015)a http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/hansard/ - Retrieved on 1/12/2015.

Publications.Parliament.uk (2015)a http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200809/cmselect/cmhaff/217/21709.htm Retrieved on 1/12/2015