Lord Pilkington of Oxenford

Former Conservative 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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A selection of Lord Pilkington of Oxenford’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Public Bodies Bill [HL]: Second Reading 9 Nov 2010

    My Lords, I wish to raise problems relating to the charity commissioners. I am encouraged by the fact that my noble friend talked about their impartiality and integrity, which has been mentioned by other noble Lords. However, I worry about the charity commissioners because I feel that they have shown prejudice and partisanship, particularly with regard to independent schools. I confess to an...
  • House of Lords Reform — Motion to Take Note 29 Jun 2010

    My Lords, as an old history master, I must give a little correction; Peers assessed themselves until, I think, 1663. That said, the noble Lord, Lord Desai, was right to say that you must consider the history of every country when you consider their constitutions. As the 38th speaker on the speakers list, I can only underline what other noble Lords have said. The fact is that the British...
  • House of Lords Reform — Motion to Take Note 29 Jun 2010

    Can I correct the noble Lord? What about Canada?

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Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1996

Left the House of Lords on 14 February 2011 — Died

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2002 to 5 May 2005)

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