On 14th March 2022, the House of Lords debated the Nationality and Borders Bill in its third reading. The Bishop of Durham spoke briefly in the debate, expressing support for amendments whilst raising concerns about the reception and timing of the bill:
The Lord Bishop of Durham: My Lords, I support all the amendments because they all seem to make complete sense in terms of tidying up, including those in the Government’s name. I too was disturbed by the announcement about the devolved legislatures—it expresses the deep unease about the Bill out in the country as a whole. I ask the Minister to take away from this House a real concern that this is not the right time to press ahead and that Ukraine has raised questions about the Bill and whether some kind of pause ought to be considered.