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My Lords, is it not fantasy economics to pretend that most employers can afford to pay people the same amount of money for working fewer hours? The truth is that there is no simple answer, no quick fix, to dealing with the weakness of our economy: it requires hard work, serious policies to improve productivity and investment in education and skills. We have to invest in technology, innovation...
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for cooperation on education between the Kurdistan region of Iraq and the UK.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for gas from the Kurdistan region to diversify the supply of gas to the UK.
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.