Lord Young of Norwood Green

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Recent appearances

  • Technical and Further Education Bill - Third Reading 4 Apr 2017

    My Lords, I, too, thank the Government for the series of meetings and echo what the noble Lord, Lord Baker, has said. I was a little disappointed with the letter sent to us on 30 March. The noble Baroness, Lady Vere of Norbiton, promised on 27 March, at col. 391 of Hansard, to write about the question of signing of contracts, but the letter does not tell us whether or not this is taking...
  • Technical and Further Education Bill - Report 27 Mar 2017

    My Lords, if you want to change attitudes in schools and colleges, one of the most powerful influences you can have is to send in their peer groups to talk to them. I met a young woman today who had taken a degree in mechanical engineering. It was interesting talking to her about what her influences had been in taking that decision. More importantly for me, when I asked her whether she was...
  • Technical and Further Education Bill - Report 27 Mar 2017

    I would like some clarification. The Minister said that the Sainsbury panel identified low-skilled or unskilled occupations that could be learned in a matter of weeks. We are talking about apprenticeships. The Government have already said that the minimum period for an apprenticeship is one year. That covers a very wide range of occupations. I would not necessarily call them unskilled or even...

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Profile

Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 7 September 2004

Positions held at time of appointment: Senior Deputy General Secretary, Communication Workers' Union. (from Number 10 press release)

Currently held offices

  • Member, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Lords) Committee (since 5 May 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (8 Oct 2010 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (13 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (10 Jun 2009 to 13 Oct 2009)
  • Government Whip (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Postal Affairs and Employment Relations) (also Lord in Waiting) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Skills & Apprenticeships), Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (9 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Lords in Waiting (Skills & Apprenticeships), HM Household (9 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (6 Oct 2008 to 9 Oct 2008)
  • Government Whip (6 Oct 2008 to 9 Oct 2008)
  • Government Whip (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills) (Skills & Apprenticeships) (5 Oct 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (17 Jan 2008 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs (8 Oct 2007 to 16 Oct 2008)

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