Lord Williams of Oystermouth

Crossbench Peer

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A selection of Lord Williams of Oystermouth's votes

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  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on more EU integration
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year

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Recent appearances

  • International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill: Second Reading 23 Jan 2015

    My Lords, it would be all too easy to see this admirable and welcome Bill in terms simply of its financial implications. The truth is that its significance is a great deal broader. Many international voluntary agencies—I declare my interest as chair of the trustees of Christian Aid and patron of the Africa Prisons Project—are working, and will continue to work, not only to alleviate...
  • Commonwealth and Commonwealth Charter — Motion to Take Note 7 Mar 2013

    I echo the gratitude expressed by other noble Lords to the noble Lord, Lord Wallace, for securing this discussion on a profoundly significant and timely question. It is a particular privilege to begin my recycled life in your Lordships' House by speaking on this subject. I note, as have other noble Lords, the wholly distinctive character of the Commonwealth as a family of independent nations...
  • Older People: Their Place and Contribution in Society — Motion to Take Note 14 Dec 2012

    My Lords, this has indeed been a very rich debate. I am profoundly grateful to all those in your Lordships' House who have taken the trouble to be here today, not only on a Friday-and a Friday not long before Christmas-but on a Friday whose climatic conditions are clearly in evidence in the growing number of scarves and wraps appearing round the Benches. It would be impossible to respond to...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 12 March 2003

Party was Bishop until 31 Dec 2012

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