Lord Harries of Pentregarth

Crossbench 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

  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Georgia: Investment 16 Oct 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 28 September (HL8057), what plans they have to accelerate their assessment of the government of Georgia's amendment to their communications law following the expropriation of telecoms provider Caucasus Online; and whether they plan to raise concerns with the government of Georgia about the reasons for that...
  • Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 - Question 13 Oct 2020

    I find the sources of help signposted on the government website, particularly those provided by Relate, very clear and sensitive. But in almost every case depicted, there is an assumption that those who have started proceedings will want to continue with them. Will the Minister ask Relate to look again and take into account the fact that some people want help to stay together, in their...
  • Housing: Rent and Covid-19 - Question 8 Oct 2020

    My Lords, 300,000 people are now reported to be behind on their rent. As the Minister will know, debt because of rent is one of the major causes, if not the major cause, of anxiety, and it is very prevalent at this time. The Government are to be commended on the steps they have already taken, but in view of the seriousness of the present situation, and rising anxiety levels, will he consider...

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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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