The Bishop of Blackburn

Former Peer

Recent appearances

  • Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003 17 Jun 2003

    My Lords, an amateur is here in conflict with a lawyer. For me the importance of the matter is to comply with the doctrines of religion and religious convictions. That is the main point for us. I was going on to say before the noble Lord intervened that the present drafting would not have been exactly our choice. However, it attempts to strike a fair balance between the rights of individuals...
  • Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003 17 Jun 2003

    My Lords, I thank the Government and the noble Lord, Lord Sainsbury, for tabling the regulations and the noble Lord, Lord Lester, for his untiring work on behalf of human rights. The Church of England, in common with many other Churches and faith communities in our country, strongly supports the creation of a legal framework to safeguard basic rights and to promote dignity, equality and...
  • Criminal Justice Bill 16 Jun 2003

    My Lords, I first share from these Benches in the congratulations being offered to the noble and learned Lord the Lord Chancellor and the noble Baroness, Lady Scotland, on their recent appointment. I welcome the publication of the Bill, although I too have some reservations. The Bill is about punishments, a crucial matter for our society. Indeed, as a Bishop concerned for much of my ministry...

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Former Bishop

Entered the House of Lords on 11 November 1999

Left the House of Lords on 31 August 2003


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  • Has voted in 5.82% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election. (From Public Whip)

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