The Bishop of Rochester

Former Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Afghanistan and Pakistan — Statement 29 Apr 2009

    My Lords, what are Her Majesty's Government doing to build confidence between India and Pakistan, especially in relation to Kashmir, and between Afghanistan and Pakistan as this affects border security in the region? Can the Minister assure us that British aid policy for education will be effective this time in changing the syllabus in the madrassas, which are fuelling the international...
  • Binyam Mohamed — Question 12 Mar 2009

    My Lords, can the Minister say what Mr Mohamed's status in the United Kingdom was before he travelled to Afghanistan and Pakistan and what travel documents he was using when he went there?
  • Archaeology — Question 9 Mar 2009

    My Lords, are the Government continuing to promote the valuable work of British archaeologists abroad, especially in the Holy Land and the Middle East generally?

More of The Bishop of Rochester’s recent appearances


Former Bishop

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Left the House of Lords on 31 August 2009 — retired

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