The Bishop of Chelmsford


Recent appearances

  • Regulating in a Digital World (Communications Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 12 Jun 2019

    My Lords, I too want to say what a great honour—and, indeed, an education—it has been to serve on the Communications Select Committee for this House, and to have had a small say in the production of this important report. It is always a great joy to follow the noble Lord, Lord Gordon, and, indeed, the noble Lord, Lord Gilbert, who has chaired our committee with such wit and patience. The...
  • Online Safety - Question 26 Feb 2019

    My Lords, instead of simply—and importantly—mitigating the harms done on the internet, might we consider a step change about designing the whole thing differently? Does the Minister agree that, instead of thinking about Facebook, Twitter and the like as platforms, if we thought about them as public spaces, required to have a duty of care like any other public space and be regulated...
  • Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill - Committee 1 Feb 2019

    I was pleased to hear how it was being put forward; that is certainly not how those in the legal department of the Church of England have read it. I do not feel legally qualified to make further comment, but it is clearly a concern within the Church, and I think I am right to say that it would be a concern even for those who would like change, because it would introduce compulsion. That would...

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Entered the House of Lords on 25 March 2014

Currently held offices

  • Member, Communications Committee (since 8 Jun 2015)


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