Lord Parekh

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • King’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) 15 Nov 2023

    My Lords, I extend a very warm welcome to the noble Lord, Lord Roberts, who delivered such a wonderful speech with great economy and wit; it is not often that maiden speeches have these characteristics. I want to talk about two issues: defence and foreign affairs. When we talk about defence, I am not entirely sure that we are clear about what we are trying to defend. We cannot talk about it...
  • NHS: Performance and Innovation - Motion to Take Note 15 Jun 2023

    My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Scriven, for introducing this debate. The NHS turns 75 in July this year. Right from the time it was born, it has been based on a simple principle: it is funded by tax and free at the point of delivery. Over the years, it has become an integral part of the British way of life and has even come to be called a national religion. I share this degree of...
  • Higher Education: Financial Pressures - Motion to Take Note 30 Mar 2023

    My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Knight of Weymouth, on securing this debate and introducing it with considerable erudition and eloquence. This debate has become important in a post-Brexit age. It is because we have gone through the baptism of post-Brexit, and because of what is to follow, that we are concerned about the issues that it raises. I therefore want to ask myself what...

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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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