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My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Knight, not just for introducing this important Bill but for a lifetime devoted to one of the most important causes of all: giving young people the best possible start in life and the education and skills they need to fulfil their potential and achieve their ambitions. As we have heard, without much faster progress there will be no chance of achieving...
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure their support for the Universal Rights Group non-governmental organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland is contingent on that organisation's support for the UK’s policy priorities in the Middle East region; and in particular, the UK's priorities in respect of the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make a statement on the activities of the British Council in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Entered the House of Lords on 2 September 2020
Previously MP for Dudley North until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Party was Labour until 21 Feb 2019; Independent until 6 Nov 2019
Also represented Dudley North
Lord Austin of Dudley campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
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