The Bishop of Portsmouth


Recent appearances

  • Poverty: Metrics - Question for Short Debate 21 Jan 2019

    My Lords, Stalin, not often quoted on this Bench, is said to be the author of the maxim: “A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic”. On that, and indeed on everything else, I disagree with the Marshal. A single person living in poverty is a tragedy; that millions do so is an affront to our values, our common decency and how we think of ourselves as a nation. If we are...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Children 4 Dec 2018

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to postpone the extension of the policy to provide support to a maximum of two children to new Universal Credit claimants.
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Social Security Benefits: Children 4 Dec 2018

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statistics they published on 28 June, how many (1) families, and (2) children have been affected by the policy to provide support for a maximum of two children in each month since that policy came into effect.

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Entered the House of Lords on 6 February 2014


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