The Bishop of Chichester

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Child Vulnerability (Public Services Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 11 Jul 2022

    My Lords, I am glad to follow the noble Lord, Lord Davies, in this debate. I am immensely grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Armstrong, and all those who have produced this outstanding report. One of the most impressive things about it is that one hears the voices of those who are so often not heard. I think that the move from Sure Start to family hubs is a model for how we respond. The...
  • Broadcasting Sector White Paper - Question 11 Jul 2022

    My Lords, the Government’s Up Next policy paper claims that “public service broadcasters … develop skills and talent, drive growth right across the creative industries”. Will the Minister undertake to widen the Government’s vision for broadcasting to ensure that we also hear how skills and talents will be developed among pupils, students and young performers and designers when at...
  • Schools Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 59 15 Jun 2022

    My Lords, the amendment in the name of the noble Duke, the Duke of Wellington, has produced far more energy. I have to say, what I think is shared here is a concern that what happens in our schools is not done in a piecemeal, ad hoc way but intentionally. So it is not just about the intention of the powers that are brought but about what their effect will be. Of course, finding that you are...

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Entered the House of Lords on 3 January 2018

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