I took part in a panel discussion last night at Manchester Cathedral at the invitation of the Manchester Diocese Mother’s Union. The topic was the importance of marriage and was held as part of a week of events around the subject of marriage. Also on the panel was Paul Rowen the Liberal Democrat MP for Rochdale and representatives from the Church of England and the Mother’s Union. Labour did not send a representative although they had been asked. The questions covered the benefits for Society of marriage and what the Government should be doing to try and strengthen the institution of marriage.