Smooth passage for Bill to allow council prayers
A BILL to allow local councils to hold prayers before meetings
moved a step closer to becoming law this week after it passed its
committee stage without amendment.
The Private Members' Bill was introduced in response to a
successful legal challenge by the National Secular Society to
Bideford Town Council in 2012 (News, 17 February
2012). The High Court ruled that local councils could not
include prayers on their agendas because they could do only things
that were specifically ...
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