The Bishop of Portsmouth

Former Peer


Former Bishop

Entered the House of Lords on 6 February 2014

Left the House of Lords on 31 May 2021

Recent appearances

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) 12 May 2021

    My Lords, it is more than seven years since I first spoke in this House. It is a long time since I was a maiden like the noble Baroness, Lady Blake, and the noble Lord, Lord Lebedev, whom I congratulate on their arrival and their speeches. Today, my name has “Valedictory” next to it. Three weeks ago, I said an emotional godspeed to the people of the Portsmouth diocese at a cathedral...
  • Integrated Review: Defence Command Paper - Statement 23 Mar 2021

    My Lords, there is much to be welcomed in the defence Command Paper and the integrated review. As the Bishop of Portsmouth, I particularly welcome the ambitious signals to British shipbuilding for the Navy. However, I worry that, noting the tilt to the Indo-Pacific and expansion of Britain’s geographical scope into Africa, the integrated review does not suggest reducing the UK...
  • Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note 12 Mar 2021

    My Lords, I welcome from the Bishops’ Bench the noble Lords, Lord Beynon, Lord Cruddas and Lord Khan of Burnley, and congratulate them on their speeches. I am looking forward to hearing them. I also welcome the noble Lord, Lord Bellingham, and my namesake, the noble Baroness, Lady Foster of Oxton. Every Budget has consequences in every community, including those I serve as Bishop of...

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