The Bishop of Exeter

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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A selection of the Bishop of Exeter’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) 10 Jul 2013

    My Lords, I had not intended to speak. I know that it is unusual for there to be so many interventions from these Benches. I believe that one point has not yet been as fully made as it might have been. I was prompted to these remarks by listening to the noble Baroness, Lady Farrington. I agreed with most of what she had to say, but I was led to a very different conclusion. I fully agree with...
  • Royal Mail — Statement 10 Jul 2013

    My Lords, I welcome the affirmation in the Statement—the Minister has repeated the affirmation twice—that the Royal Mail will still be the UK’s universal service provider and that this will include services to urban and rural areas alike. However, may we be assured that not only will there be universal coverage but there will continue to be uniform pricing? Too often the residents of...
  • Syria — Question 10 Jul 2013

    My Lords, does the Minister accept that, if the international community is to have any hope of starting to resolve this dreadful situation, all parties to the conflict need to be at the negotiating table? If that is the case—and I ask this particularly in the light of the fourth Question on the Order Paper—how does she respond to the suggestion that this ought also to include Iran?

More of The Bishop of Exeter’s recent appearances


Former Bishop

Entered the House of Lords on 17 October 2005

Left the House of Lords on 31 August 2013 — retired

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (15 Oct 2009 to 15 May 2013)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (15 Oct 2009 to 15 May 2013)

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