The Bishop of London

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Tributes (Continued) 10 Sep 2022

    My Lords, I share with this House, our country and many across the world the profound sadness at the death of the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. In June this year, we gathered at St Paul’s Cathedral for the national service to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee. In that service, words were read from the letter to the Philippians: “Let your gentleness be known to everyone”. The writer...
  • Nursing: Staffing - Question for Short Debate 16 Jun 2022

    My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Tyler, for securing this timely debate. This issue is close to my heart. I draw noble Lords’ attention to my interests as set out in the register, specifically as a former government Chief Nursing Officer for England. In my role as chair of a health inequalities action group, and as a Bishop with oversight of a diocese that includes some of the...
  • Personal Protective Equipment: Waste - Question 14 Jun 2022

    My Lords, I recognise the considerable pressure that the Government, the NHS and Ministers were put under, but can the Minister tell us what is being done so that we can learn from this situation and not replicate it in the next pandemic?

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Entered the House of Lords on 10 April 2018

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