Lord Kalms

Non-affiliated Peer

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Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 9 June 2004

Positions held at time of appointment: President, Dixons Groups plc. (from Number 10 press release)

Party was Conservative until 5 Jun 2009

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (14 Nov 2007 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, BBC Charter Review Committee (24 May 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)

Recent appearances

  • Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 27 Jan 2017

    My Lords, when David slung his stone at Goliath’s head, he killed him with one blow and a great victory against tyranny was achieved. Today, the fight for peace and victory is infinitely harder, but David had the right idea, as has the noble Baroness, Lady Cox, with the Bill, for which we are deeply indebted to her: aim for the head, and eliminate a vital organ of the growing poison that...
  • Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL]: Second Reading 23 Oct 2015

    I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Cox, for leading us into this critical area of re-establishing British justice. She has rung the bell of a new enlightenment. Islamic religious fundamentalism is a system that will always be in conflict with western liberal democracy. It is a system of non-negotiable theocratic edicts which runs completely against our concepts of human rights and equality....
  • Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL]: Second Reading 23 Oct 2015

    I heard all the explanations given by the noble Lord, Lord Sheikh, previously and I reject them completely. I think that the noble Lord stands for views which are totally incompatible with ours in this country. These courts are a breeding ground for a wider application of sharia which, both historically and around parts of the country today, is not limited to questions of arbitration. Honour...

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