The Bishop of Norwich

Former Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Bat Habitats Regulation Bill [HL] - Second Reading 27 Apr 2018

    My Lords, we are indebted to the noble Lord, Lord Cormack, for the Bill. He has pursued a subject which I think can too easily be treated with mirth, but is not at all funny for those congregations in churches where bats sometimes rule the roost. It is reckoned that about 60% of all 16th-century or earlier churches have bat roosts. It is as significant as that. It is the nature of access to...
  • Home Office Removal Targets - Statement 26 Apr 2018

    My Lords, yesterday there was a meeting here in Westminster of parliamentarians and representatives of the Church of England and of the black majority churches about the ongoing problems of the Windrush generation, some of which have been made more acute by the controversy over removal targets. From that meeting, one issue that arose was that those contacting the helpline have not had a...
  • Gaza - Question 24 Apr 2018

    My Lords, can the Minister say whether the Government support the UN Secretary-General’s call for an independent investigation into the recent bloodshed in Gaza?

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Former Bishop

Entered the House of Lords on 17 March 2004

Left the House of Lords on 28 February 2019

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (7 Jul 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)

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