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My Lords, I recently became a government-appointed director of the Horserace Betting Levy Board, which has acted as a bridge between betting and racing interests. At times these relationships have been positive and at other times very much less so. It is also my privilege and pleasure to have represented Newmarket in another place, so my interest in all this is very long-standing. However,...
My Lords, my noble friend Lord Hague, when he was appointed shadow Foreign Secretary, forecasted that the Middle East would be the epicentre of the world’s problems in the future. It was certainly an understatement. But more latterly, I am pleased that this country has restored relationships with the Gulf states—which were previously ignored—participated in the Iran nuclear...
My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Sheikh on introducing this debate. I have read his report on Ethiopia—a country that has had a difficult past but has certainly made enormous progress— with great interest, and I very much look forward to the maiden speech of the noble Lord, Lord Oates. Looking back particularly over the past decade or so, we have seen a huge number of...
Entered the House of Lords on 11 January 2011
Previously MP for West Suffolk until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Also represented West Suffolk; Bury St Edmunds
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