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Smooth passage for Bill to allow council prayers

by Gavin Drake

Posted: 09 Jan 2015 @ 12:08

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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