The Bishop of Bristol

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Recent appearances

  • Schools Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 35A 13 Jun 2022

    My Lords, I shall speak against Amendment 35A in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Knight. The amendment—for obvious reasons, given what he has said today—does not account for voluntary, aided and foundation schools. This is not a recent provision; they have always acted as their own admission authorities as maintained schools. As set out in the School Admissions Code, academies with a...
  • Schools Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 31 13 Jun 2022

    My Lords, I rise to speak in place of my noble colleague the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Durham, who cannot be here today, to his Amendment 33 and to declare his interest as chair of the National Society, and also to speak against Amendment 34A. Amendment 33 to Clause 3 “ensures that the religious designation of church schools could not be removed by secondary legislation.” The...
  • Schools Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 30 13 Jun 2022

    My Lords, I speak in place of my colleague, the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Durham, who unfortunately cannot be present today. I declare his interest as chair of the National Society. I rise briefly to welcome Amendment 40 in this group, which offers real clarity on the issue. We welcome the recognition it shows that the religious body must be involved in giving an interim trustee...

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Entered the House of Lords on 2 October 2018

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