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Report from the Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee: 'Preparing for Extreme Risks; Building a Resilient Society' – Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom.
My Lords, I echo the question asked by the noble Lord, Lord Browne, but in relation to the report of this House’s risk committee, in which we found that there were real, critical vulnerabilities in our critical national infrastructure. The urgency of the Government producing the resilience report cannot be overstated. It is surely time for the Government to recognise that the front lines...
My Lords, again, my noble friend comes before this House with good news, and I am truly grateful for that. We look forward to the day when the compensation scheme can be completed, and we hope it happens early so that sub-postmasters can have truly substantial payments. As the public inquiry considers the responsibility of Fujitsu, Post Office directors and others, can my noble friend the...
Entered the House of Lords on 20 October 2015
Previously MP for North East Hampshire until 30 March 2015 — General election
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Also represented North East Hampshire; Wanstead and Woodford
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.