The Bishop of Gloucester

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Recent appearances

  • Domestic Abuse Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments: Motion F1 (as an amendment to Motion F) 21 Apr 2021

    I thank the Minister for her words and I thank deeply all noble Lords who have spoken so passionately in this debate and really added extra substance to my arguments. I am left still feeling very frustrated. I hear the Minister talk about the support that is available, but I still feel that what is not being named is all the people for whom the support is not available while this pilot...
  • Domestic Abuse Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments: Motion F1 (as an amendment to Motion F) 21 Apr 2021

    My Lords, I will listen carefully to what the Government say in response but, as things stand, I am minded to test the opinion of the House. I draw attention to my interests as stated in the register. I thank the Minister for her work and thank the team of Ministers who have remained so committed to this Bill and have listened deeply. I am grateful for all the time that I have been given to...
  • Domestic Abuse Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments: Motion D 21 Apr 2021

    My Lords, I support this amendment, tabled by the noble Baroness, Lady Kennedy. In Committee and on Report, I spoke in favour of amendments to this Bill that proposed a statutory defence of domestic abuse, recognising the significant number of women coming into contact with the criminal justice system who have experienced domestic abuse and previous trauma, and how that becomes a driver for...

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Entered the House of Lords on 26 October 2015

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