Lord Bichard

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Health and Care Bill - Second Reading 7 Dec 2021

    My Lords, I begin by welcoming, with others, the noble Lord, Lord Stevens, and congratulate him on his maiden speech. To use an analogy that I think he will understand, in my experience maiden speeches are like kidney stones: they are much better when you pass by them. I too welcome the emphasis that the Bill belatedly places on collaboration, integration and partnerships, which is something...
  • Child Safeguarding - Statement 6 Dec 2021

    My Lords, I associate myself with comments from other noble Lords about the tone of today’s Statement, which I think is a major step forward. However, will the Minister ask the two reviews if they will specifically look at the issue of sharing information and data? I ask that for two reasons. First, those of us who have been involved in these sorts of cases—I am afraid over decades—too...
  • Social Care in England - Motion to Take Note 14 Oct 2021

    My Lords, I am proud to count myself as one of the usual suspects that the noble Baroness, Lady Pitkeathley, referred to earlier. In that capacity, I congratulate her on winning this debate and on a quite brilliant opening speech. As we all know, social care has been in need of urgent reform for a decade or more. When history is written, I think it will be one of the greatest failings of...

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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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