Lord Harries of Pentregarth

Crossbench Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • River Pollution - Question 16 Sep 2020

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the level of the pollution in rivers in England, and (2) the causes.
  • River Pollution - Question 16 Sep 2020

    I thank the Minister for his Answer, but would he agree that the present situation is a total disgrace? More than 200,000 tonnes of raw sewage go into our rivers every year. Even in 2018 only 14% of our rivers passed as fit for purpose and they have probably got worse since then, and only three cases were taken to court in 2018, despite all this. Does he agree that there is a need for a much...
  • Renewable Energy - Question 15 Sep 2020

    At the moment, solar power provides only 2.2% of our energy needs. What are the Government doing to increase this percentage? In particular, why are they not doing more to encourage householders to install solar panels on their roofs?

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Profile

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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