The Bishop of Worcester

Former Peer

Recent appearances

  • Government: Draft Legislative Programme 26 Jul 2007

    My Lords, having tried, largely unsuccessfully, for a number of years to convey to fellow clergy that a sermon with three points has two too many, I shall attempt to live up to that and comment on only one aspect—that for which I have the largest concern. I have combined the roles of Bishop of Worcester and bishop to prisons, and when people speak of rebalancing the criminal justice system,...
  • Revised Funding Code 25 Jul 2007

    My Lords, I shall be brief, following the expertise of the noble Earl. This is one of those occasions when I come near to despair at the way in which we do our sums. We well know the cost to the criminal justice system of the failure of early interventions. I would even suggest that there is a substantial cost to the legal aid system in the long term in the failure to get assessments right at...
  • Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill 23 Jul 2007

    My Lords, I would not wish to find myself against the noble Lord, Lord Ramsbotham, and I am not at all surprised that his persistence has borne fruit in the way that it has. I am very grateful to the Lord President for the way in which she has spoken. If we are at the end of a process, that itself must be a good thing. However, she said one thing about which I should like to voice a word of...

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Former Bishop

Entered the House of Lords on 5 November 2002

Left the House of Lords on 30 September 2007


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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all the Bishop of Worcester’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 8.75% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 75 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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