The Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham

Former Peer

Recent appearances

  • Gift Aid — Question 15 Jul 2009

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to introduce further measures to simplify the Gift Aid system in order to encourage wider take-up by potential donors before the end of the transitional regime in 2011.
  • Gift Aid — Question 15 Jul 2009

    My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for that reply. Is he aware that the latest HMRC figures for repayments of tax under the gift aid scheme indicate that were it not for the transitional relief, the amount of money charities would have earned under the gift aid scheme would have fallen in the previous financial year? The figures seem to indicate a fall of something of the order of £53...
  • Stem Cell Research — Question 22 Jun 2009

    My Lords, does the Minister agree that it is less than helpful if not, indeed, cruel to raise false hopes in many desperately ill people? Does he further agree that the success of adult stem cell research, all evidence-based, would suggest a tipping of the balance of investment towards adult stem cell research?

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Former Bishop

Entered the House of Lords on 21 January 2004

Left the House of Lords on 31 August 2009 — retired


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  • Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 5 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 5.37% 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") 53 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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