The Bishop of Durham

Former Peer

Recent appearances

  • Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill: Second Reading 24 Mar 2010

    Would the noble Lord, Lord Bach, not agree that, in the light of what has been said-not least by the noble Lord, Lord Rooker-there is a strong case to be made for having more than two options on the referendum paper? Having just two options would seem to close us in in a way that several speakers have said would be undesirable.
  • Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill: Second Reading 24 Mar 2010

    My Lords, at the moment this debate is, I think, about sending signals, not fine-tuning an actual law. I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Bach, for his clear introduction. I am not sure that the Bill is a Christmas tree. A Christmas tree has a clear shape and a warm attractiveness but I do not really feel that about this Bill. However, that is no reason why we should not state clearly...
  • Energy Bill — Second Reading 23 Mar 2010

    My Lords, I am sorry that I am not going to be able to keep up the party banter that has so far characterised this debate. I am grateful for the way that the Bill proposes to sort out several issues relating to our future energy sources and needs and the way that they are handled. I am particularly interested in the first part of the Bill, which proposes this financial assistance for...

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Former Bishop

Entered the House of Lords on 5 November 2003

Left the House of Lords on 31 August 2010 — retired


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  • Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all the Bishop of Durham’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 0.83% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 15 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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