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My Lords, I refer to my entry in the register of interests. The whole point of the ocean surveillance ship was to protect critical infrastructure pertaining to our digital capability and communications. I am not disinclined to be optimistic, but it will take some time before we can protect those cables properly. Is there any strategy, or any co-ordination with our allies and NATO, to protect...
My Lords, does the Minister accept that the impact on preschool children of the loss of educational provision in the past two years is disproportionately affecting their life chances? Will she therefore ensure that not only early childhood education provisions but the providers of preschool facilities, which are probably most impacted in deprived areas, are supported?
My Lords, if you follow on a daily basis the press reporting in both France and Germany, there is a narrative developing, that if only the United Kingdom and the US were less alarmist, the tensions could be reduced. That shows that reliable information is becoming increasingly important. I urge the Minister to look at two things: whether the BBC World Service is sufficiently covering the...
Entered the House of Lords on 7 September 2020
Previously MP for Birmingham, Edgbaston until 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Party was Labour until 3 May 2017
Also represented Birmingham, Edgbaston
Baroness Stuart of Edgbaston campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 2 May 2017.