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My Lords, does the Minister agree that the main problem is that people have to specialise too early in this country? When many of us were doing O-levels, the standards were closer to today’s A-levels, so we have the problem that you cannot specialise when the quality of the teaching you are relying on is not high enough.
My Lords, is there a policy of similar punishments for similar crimes, or are favours still given to women?
My Lords, for what purposes are biometric technologies used in schools?
Entered the House of Lords on 17 January 2011
Previously MP for Arundel and South Downs until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Party was Conservative until 24 Mar 2005; Independent until 11 Apr 2005
Also represented Arundel and South Downs
Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.