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My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Norton on securing this timely debate. We have heard many interesting speeches. The challenges that face any Government are clear; any Government would have faced rapidly rising demand and a second digital revolution. But, of course, those challenges have been exacerbated by Covid, which has now produced an overhanging deficit. This Government...
My Lords, given the growing number of people now being pinged and required to isolate, would it not make sense now to extend the sensible and welcome provision for critical workers so that those who have been doubled jabbed and then taken negative PCR tests need not isolate? I appreciate my noble friend’s point about breaking the chain of transmission but there is a danger that people will...
My Lords, James Bond’s next car will be the Aston Martin Valhalla, a plug-in hybrid supercar, but since 007 has no off-street parking and there are so few charging points available, he might have no choice but to ask Q for his petrol-engined DB10 back. Huge numbers of people cannot contemplate buying even a plug-in hybrid, let alone a fully electric car, even when they really want to,...
Entered the House of Lords on 8 September 2020
Previously MP for Arundel and South Downs until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Also represented Arundel and South Downs
Lord Herbert of South Downs campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
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