Lord Harries of Pentregarth

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 149 8 Feb 2021

    My Lords, I strongly support Amendment 149, in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Lister of Burtersett, for the reasons that she has set out so cogently. Everyone, including the Government, recognises that post-separation economic abuse exists and is serious. Its full seriousness has been well documented by Surviving Economic Abuse, to whose work I also pay warm tribute. Along with others,...
  • Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 137 3 Feb 2021

    My Lords, I speak briefly in support of Amendments 137 and 138, especially Amendment 137. It has been introduced extremely powerfully by the noble Baroness, Lady Newlove. I do not think that any of us would be here at this stage of the evening, late in the Bill, if we were not absolutely convinced of the importance of a stand-alone offence of non-fatal strangulation, and of course the...
  • Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 2 25 Jan 2021

    My Lords, I support the amendments put forward by the noble Baroness, Lady Meyer, and others. She spoke very powerfully from her own experience, but it is obvious even to those with only limited experience, drawn from those they know are going through divorces, that how a parent speaks of and encourages their children to speak of the partner from whom they are estranged is one of the...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1993

Positions held at time of appointment: Bishop of Oxford. (from Number 10 press release)

Party was Bishop until 2 Jun 2006

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Citizenship and Civic Engagement Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 28 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Select Committee on Charities (25 May 2016 to 26 Mar 2017)
  • Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (18 Jul 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (9 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (9 Jun 2010 to 1 May 2012)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (19 Nov 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)

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