Lord Bishop of Hereford

Bishops - Bishops

Became Member: 15th November 2023

Lord Bishop of Hereford is not a member of any APPGs
Lord Bishop of Hereford has no previous appointments

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lord Bishop of Hereford has voted in 0 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
View All Lord Bishop of Hereford Division Votes

Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Legislation Debates
Lord Bishop of Hereford has not made any spoken contributions to legislative debate
View all Lord Bishop of Hereford's debates

Lords initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Bishop of Hereford, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

Lord Bishop of Hereford has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Bishop of Hereford has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

Latest 4 Written Questions

(View all written questions)
Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
25th Apr 2024
To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of transiting from tax credits to Universal Credit on people who live in accommodation tied to their work; and whether they undertook any consultation with ministers of religion or other cohorts particularly affected by these proposed changes.

Universal Credit (UC) was legislated for in 2012. We continue to learn and iterate our approach as we progress the Move to UC activity and remain committed to ensuring that the transition works as smoothly as possible for all individuals. Latest findings of the Move to UC process were published here: Move to Universal Credit – insight on Tax Credit migrations and initial Discovery activity for wider benefit cohorts - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

Viscount Younger of Leckie
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
25th Apr 2024
To ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to address the fact that people living in tied accommodation are not eligible to claim Universal Credit if they own more than £16,000 of a property in which they do not live.

People who own a second property that they do not live in, will have the equity value of that property taken into account as part of their capital when assessing their claim for Universal Credit. If this causes the total capital they hold to exceed £16,000 then they will no longer be eligible for Universal Credit support.

Viscount Younger of Leckie
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
9th May 2024
To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sharpe of Epsom on 8 May (HL4028), why they do not keep records on individuals who are not British citizens who have had their visitor or other visas rescinded because of criminal activities associated with public order offences since 7 October 2023.

The Home Office cannot provide a breakdown of the reasons why a British citizen would have their visa rescinded without conducting a manual review of all case files where a visa has been cancelled.

Undertaking such a review would incur a disproportionate cost to the public purse.

Lord Sharpe of Epsom
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
13th May 2024
To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the review by Colin Bloom Does government 'do God?' An independent review into how government engages with faith, published on 26 April 2023, in particular, the recommendation that "more could be done to resource and equip policy makers and officials to increase their level of awareness and discernment regarding intrafaith issues concerning exploitation and abuse"; and what steps they are taking in response.

We are grateful to Colin Bloom for setting out his independent recommendations on how government can improve engagement with faith, both in terms of recognising the contribution of faith communities and addressing harmful practices where they occur.

As part of our work to consider the response to the recommendations in the Bloom Review, we have engaged with a broad range of faith and belief stakeholders to understand the nuances of the recommendations and their impact on faith and belief communities, and to help us understand how some of the recommendations might work in practice.

Government will carefully consider all recommendations of the review and will respond in due course. This will include considering the review’s recommendations in relation to faith-based exploitation and abuse, and the importance of faith literacy more broadly.

Baroness Scott of Bybrook
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)