The Bishop of Chester

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Anti-Semitism - Motion to Take Note 20 Jun 2019

    My Lords, I echo the excellent opening speech by the noble Baroness, Lady Berridge, by saying that I view anti-Semitism as perhaps the greatest tragedy and disgrace in the history of the Christian Church. Christian complicity arose after the break between the Church and the Synagogue in the late first century of our era, and with the emergence of the view that the Christian Church had...
  • Sibling Couples - Question 21 Mar 2019

    My Lords, over the years, speakers from these Benches have completely supported the thrust behind the Question from the noble Lord, Lord Lexden. It is not only a matter for the Treasury and tax, but a matter of justice. If another party gets into power, perhaps the inheritance tax thresholds might even come down in due course—who knows? This does not seem a strong argument for denying an...
  • Spring Statement - Motion to Take Note 20 Mar 2019

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Bishop

Entered the House of Lords on 14 November 2001

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (Joint Committee) (25 Nov 2015 to 11 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (16 May 2013 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (18 Jul 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)

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