Former Labour Peer
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The recent pronouncements of Monitor seem to ignore the vast majority of the people of Stafford, who, as my noble friend Lord Hunt indicated, require a range of safe, sustainable and comprehensive health services rather than the delegation of a range of services, including elective surgery, to other hospitals such as New Cross in Wolverhampton. That hospital is already under considerable...
My Lords, will the Minister confirm that the coalition Government are currently planning to convert academies and to move them from the public sector to the private sector? If that is the case, will the Minister confirm-it is certainly our opinion-that that would be entirely the wrong policy?
My Lords, I sense that the House wishes my reply to be brief. I can be brief, in the sense that a great deal of the meat of this important question has been dealt with by the members of the committee. Every member of the committee made the point that I made at the outset: that it is due to the able chairmanship of the noble Baroness, Lady Knight, and the integrity and wisdom of the committee...
Former Labour Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 5 July 2005
Previously MP for Wolverhampton South East until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
Left the House of Lords on 25 February 2014 — Died
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton South East, 1987-2005. Opposition Whip, 1993-1997; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for International Development, 1997-2001. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005
Also represented Wolverhampton South East
Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.
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