The Bishop of Leeds


Recent appearances

  • Africa: Partnerships - Question 14 Sep 2023

    My Lords, I have a particular concern about Sudan. The conflict there has now fallen off the media headlines. The cuts in overseas development aid have made a big impact there. What will partnership look like in the light of those cuts? We hope that they will one day be restored. Secondly, how are the UK’s diplomatic efforts in Sudan being reinforced at a time of greatest need?
  • Russia: Sanctions - Question 11 Sep 2023

    To ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of sanctions against Russia in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine.
  • Russia: Sanctions - Question 11 Sep 2023

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for his answer. The stated aim of sanctions is to “encourage Russia to cease its destabilising actions in Ukraine”. It seems to me that there is no evidence that sanctions have had any such impact. Russian GDP has dropped by a mere 2% and the country is skilled in circumventing sanctioned goods through third countries. Despite being subject to 13,000...

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Entered the House of Lords on 5 February 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)

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