The Bishop of Blackburn

Former Peer


Former Bishop

Entered the House of Lords on 22 October 2009

Left the House of Lords on 31 October 2012 — retired

Recent appearances

  • Britain's Industrial Base — Question for Short Debate 9 Oct 2012

    My Lords, in my diocese of Blackburn, which covers most of Lancashire, nine years ago the claimant count for the subregion was 1.6%. As I prepare to leave office, I note that this figure has now nearly doubled to 3% of the working-age population. To put this figure into direct unemployment terms, it has increased from 4.7% to 7.8% in that time. Yet there still remains a dynamic and...
  • Women's National Commission — Question 5 Jul 2012

    My Lords, an LSE study calculated the public cost of carers leaving work to be £1.3 billion a year in lost tax revenues. It is well understood that women bear the heavier responsibility than men in this regard. What steps are the Government contemplating to ensure that the voices of women carers are heard, as they would have been through the Women's National Commission before its demise?
  • NHS: Public Information and Advice — Question 12 Jun 2012

    My Lords, one of the most startling ways that deprivation is measured is by health inequalities. We are all aware that, under the Act, the responsibility for public health passes to local authorities. As I understand it, local authorities do not have a duty under the Act to prioritise the reduction of health inequalities. How will the Government use the non-legislative processes open to them...

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