Lord Sterling of Plaistow

Conservative Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Schoolchildren: Dyslexia and Neurodiverse Conditions - Question for Short Debate 4 Mar 2020

    My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Addington, splendidly keeps up a steady drumbeat of persuasion which, together with those of us involved in autism issues, has resulted in considerable extra support from Governments. Perhaps I may say to my noble friend the Minister that that support is much appreciated. As I said in a recent debate, all the manifestos of the political parties stated strong...
  • Health: Learning Disability and Autism Training - Question for Short Debate 10 Feb 2020

    My Lords, my involvement in autism over a number of years has been on two fronts. One is through Motability, where we are getting ever more people with an autistic background coming to us for mobility. Then, of course, as some noble Lords are aware, my grandson is on the spectrum but, pleasurably for me and all of us, at a low level. I can only emphasise what I have said so many times. I...
  • UK Telecommunications - Statement 28 Jan 2020

    My Lords, this subject is larger than telecommunications. After 31 January we will be ready to go global—widening and working together, particularly with the Five Eyes. What the outcome might have been I do not know but the point that has been made is, what was the rush? We have not yet decided our long-term policy and we have not had our discussions on security. Supposing we had said,...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1991

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 22 Mar 2016)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (1 Feb 2010 to 6 May 2010)

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