Lord Parekh

Labour Peer

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day - Motion to Take Note 2 Feb 2024

    My Lords, I apologise to the noble Lord, Lord Singh of Wimbledon. It is not that I was too keen to stand up and say my bit but simply that I mistook his place for mine. I am greatly puzzled by this whole question of anti-Semitism. I grew up in a country where anti-Semitism was never heard of: India. In Kerala in India, the king, gave refugee Jews who were running away from Iraq a kingdom and...
  • Holocaust Memorial Day - Motion to Take Note 2 Feb 2024

    My Lords—
  • Arts - Motion to Take Note 1 Feb 2024

    My Lords, I too begin my comments by thanking my noble friend Lord Bragg for introducing this fascinating subject with great eloquence and passion. I want to do two things. The first is to ask the question: what are arts? The question we are debating is: what is the contribution of the arts to the economy and to society? That raises two questions—arts and contribution—and I will say...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 23 May 2000

Positions held at time of appointment: Professor of Political Theory, Hull University (from Number 10 press release)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) ( 3 Jul 2001 to 2 Dec 2003)

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