Lord Young of Graffham

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Israel and Palestine: United States’ Proposals for Peace - Motion to Take Note 27 Feb 2020

    My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Baroness for securing this debate, but I have to say that there is an elephant in the room. I am about to speak of things from my own direct personal experience over the years. By the early 1990s most of the Arab states were tiring of war. This did not necessarily include the PLO but, gradually, prospects for peace began to improve, until there were talks...
  • Economy: Manufacturing — Motion to Take Note 3 Jul 2014

    My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness on introducing this debate. First, unequivocally, manufacturing is important, but I also believe that it has to be put in context. Let me explain. Three hundred years ago, 97% of jobs were agricultural; 250 years ago, along came the Industrial Revolution; and by this time in the last century we were a manufacturing nation. There is no doubt that...
  • Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Funding — Question 25 Jun 2013

    My Lords, does the Minister not agree that the banks scored an own goal not after 2008 but over 20 years ago, when they took the managers out of the branches and that in fact there is nobody for the average SME to relate to but a relationship manager at the end of a telephone, whose only word is no? The real problem we have is to bring back a relationship between the banks and the small...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1984

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (19 Nov 2002 to 6 Jun 2005)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (13 Nov 2002 to 30 Oct 2007)

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