Lord Gould of Brookwood

Former Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Education and Inspections Bill 18 Jul 2006

    I am strongly in favour of empowering parents; I am in favour of empowering everyone. That is the basis of my politics and that is why I support this Bill. I want parents to have the chance to choose the school that is right for their children; not just a good local school, but the best possible school for them. This Bill is about empowering parents and about giving them choices, voices and...
  • Education and Inspections Bill 12 Jul 2006

    Once again I have the enormous honour of following the noble Baroness, Lady Williams, who I have looked up to for so many years. I still do. First, this is not about selection against non-selection. Selection should be finished, gone and buried. Secondly, comprehensive schools have done a remarkable job. But I ask: have they, for every kid in our country, done the best possible job? I went to...
  • Education and Inspections Bill 12 Jul 2006

    The question that we have to ask—I was involved as a young socialist in trying to get rid of the local grammar school—is whether the system that we went through is the best system. Could we have done better? That was my question, which I think it is reasonable to ask. However, in respect of the amendment, it is absolutely wrong to suggest that no more community schools should be built or...

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Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 19 July 2004

Left the House of Lords on 6 November 2011 — Died

Positions held at time of appointment: Chairman, Philip Gould Associates. (from Number 10 press release)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (15 Feb 2006 to 5 Jun 2008)

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