The Bishop of Bristol

Former Peer


Former Bishop

Entered the House of Lords in 1990

Left the House of Lords on 30 November 2002 — retired

Recent appearances

  • Clergy: Employment Status Review 12 Jun 2002

    My Lords, I declare an interest in that I have received a stipend and have some responsibility for the clergy and their posts. Nevertheless, does the Minister accept, as I believe he already has done, that it may not be appropriate to extend statutory employment rights to clergy if, for example, it can be demonstrated that to do so would be incompatible with their vocational character of...
  • Sexual Offences 11 Jun 2002

    My Lords, this is a very serious issue. We must feel for the families involved. But does the noble and learned Lord agree that the law by itself cannot make us good and that the matter requires, as has already been indicated, not only education but a multi-pronged approach? Given the significance of the increase in sexually transmitted diseases and the possible problems of future infertility,...
  • Prison Education 14 Mar 2002

    My Lords, is the Minister aware that when a child of school leaving age is received into prison, the prison is often not told of any information about that child's previous education? As appropriate education is important to their future, is the Minister willing to ensure that that information is passed through?

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