Lord Bichard

Crossbench Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Post Office: Prosecution Powers - Question 4 Feb 2020

    My Lords, a large corporate organisation such as the Post Office can always point to the fact that it has changed its ways and things will be better in future. Some of these people have lost their lives; £12 million compensation does not seem enough. In fact, no financial compensation would seem enough. Is the Minister satisfied that these people are getting due recompense?
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) 9 Jan 2020

    My Lords, it is a new year with a new Government and there is new energy with new ideas and new policies, and even, we are told, some money. There is a sense of anticipation and, in the words of the Prime Minister, the dawning of a new golden age. What could possibly go wrong? Quite a lot could go wrong because, on past evidence, Governments in this country have found it very difficult to...
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) 21 Oct 2019

    My Lords, I was delighted to see that the gracious Speech included a commitment to publish a White Paper, “to enable decisions that affect local people to be made at a local level”, and to unleash regional potential. The word on the street is that we can expect to see that White Paper before Christmas. If we do, it will not be before time, because our current system of governance is close...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 29 March 2010

Currently held offices

  • Member, Public Services Committee (since 13 Feb 2020)
  • Member, Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee (since 17 May 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Select Committee on Charities (25 May 2016 to 26 Mar 2017)
  • Member, Public Service and Demographic Change Committee (29 May 2012 to 5 Mar 2013)
  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (16 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (16 May 2012 to 6 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Leader's Group on Working Practices Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 26 Apr 2011)

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