The Bishop of London

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Recent appearances

  • Domestic Abuse Bill - Second Reading 5 Jan 2021

    My Lords, I will add my voice to those who have already welcomed this Bill while also, in the brief time I have, suggesting that still more could be done to strengthen it further. The legislation is long overdue. As others have mentioned, we know that the pandemic has only exacerbated an already dire situation that leaves far too many survivors of abuse without the protections and support...
  • Domestic Abuse Bill - Second Reading 5 Jan 2021

    My Lords, I will add my voice to those who have already welcomed this Bill while also, in the brief time I have, suggesting that still more could be done to strengthen it further. The legislation is long overdue. As others have mentioned, we know that the pandemic has only exacerbated an already dire situation that leaves far too many survivors of abuse without the protections and support...
  • Covid-19: Domestic Abuse of Older People - Question 1 Dec 2020

    My Lords, as the Minister has commented, at present, we only collect data on those aged between 60 and 74. While she is making a commitment to work with the ONS to collect data on those aged over 74, will she commit to removing this age limit so we can highlight the experience of this older demographic?

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Entered the House of Lords on 10 April 2018

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