The Bishop of Newcastle

Former Peer

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Former Bishop

Entered the House of Lords on 5 November 2002

Left the House of Lords on 30 November 2014 — retired

Recent appearances

  • Energy: Onshore Wind Farming — Question for Short Debate 15 Oct 2014

    My Lords, last Friday I took a relatively short train journey from Waterloo to Winchester, in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. The journey took little more than an hour, about the same time as it takes me to travel through my diocese from Newcastle to the Scottish border. There was a striking difference between those two train journeys. Obviously, there was no beautiful coast or even...
  • Education: Social Mobility — Motion to Take Note 13 Mar 2014

    My Lords, I, too, welcome this debate about the role of primary and secondary education in improving social mobility, and I want to speak from my experience as a bishop in the north-east of England for the past 16 years. The north-east faces serious and significant challenges. Despite having the best record of exports of any region in the country, we have a higher level of unemployment than...
  • Immigration Bill — Committee (4th Day) 12 Mar 2014

    My Lords, perhaps I may also ask for some clarification. One of my concerns about this part of the Bill is that many landlords will simply not rent to anyone who seems to be foreign or who does not hold a British passport for fear of getting it wrong and being fined. I am afraid that that will inadvertently result in further racial discrimination and provide a charter for those unscrupulous...

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