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My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Tyler, on securing this debate. I also congratulate my noble friend Lord Choudrey on his excellent maiden speech. I am delighted to take part, not least because I think I may be the only Member of this House to have served on the Social Mobility Commission between 2012 and 2017. Very briefly, here are some of the lessons we learned, in the...
My Lords, can my noble friend the Minister comment on the need for Sure Start centres to be accessible? Clearly, if they are well targeted, they bring great help to children born in a disadvantaged area. Many of those areas are rural, however, and while it is one thing to provide accessible Sure Start help in closely populated urban areas, it is quite another to do so in rural areas, as I...
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that education policy relates to learners of all ages and backgrounds.
Entered the House of Lords on 29 June 2005
Previously MP for South West Norfolk until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk, 1987-2005. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Social Security, 1989-1990; Minister of State, HM Treasury, 1990-1992; Secretary of State for Employment, 1992-1993; Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1993-1994; Secretary of State for Education, later Education and Employment, 1994-1997; Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, 1997; Opposition front bench spokesman on the environment, transport and the regions, 1997-1999; Deputy Chairman, Conservative Party, 1991-1992 and 2002-2005. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Also represented South West Norfolk
Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.
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