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House of Lords: Bishops

Question for Leader of the House of Lords

UIN HL2684, tabled on 15 October 2015

To ask the Leader of the House what discussions she has had with relevant authorities regarding a gender specific title for the first woman bishop to be introduced into the House of Lords, currently described as the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

Answered on

29 October 2015

Following discussions between the Church of England and the Crown Office, it has been agreed that ‘The Lord Bishop’ will continue to be the appropriate designation for all Bishops in the House of Lords.