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My Lords, I thank everyone who has contributed to this debate. I will be brief but I want to say a couple of things. This is the first time the House of Lords has had an opportunity to debate Holocaust Memorial Day, and it has been a very big success. I say with much love and affection to the Front Benches that this could become a regular part of the calendar. I will give some evidence for...
My Lords, it is with respect and sombre reflection that I move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper. I draw the House’s attention to my entry in the register of interests, particularly those concerned with Holocaust remembrance and tackling anti-Semitism. I start the debate in some sadness as, yesterday morning, a friend of many of us in this Chamber, Zigi Shipper, passed away,...
Entered the House of Lords on 18 June 2018
Previously MP for Brentwood and Ongar until 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Also represented Brentwood and Ongar
Lord Pickles campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
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