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My Lords, I declare an interest as the chairman and main shareholder of a company that is the second largest customer of the Royal Mail. I greatly appreciate the relationship my company has had with the Royal Mail over the past 100 years, although I have not been in charge for all that time. I very much wish this relationship to continue, as the Royal Mail has done a very good job but, in...
My Lords, my first remarks in the Chamber are ones of immense gratitude to the people of this country and to its system of democracy. More than 50 years ago, I arrived in Manchester—the home of textiles—as a teenage Jewish immigrant with very little English and only a few pounds in my pocket—the princely sum of £14 to be precise. The generous, warm-hearted Lancashire folk welcomed me,...
Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 13 September 2004
Positions held at time of appointment: Chairman, N Brown Group. (from Number 10 press release)
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