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My Lords, I also convey my thanks to the noble Lord, Lord Ashton, for today’s debate. Visiting our ancestral village in early childhood, I came to know that nearly every house had one or two male members in the army. Sadly, some of them never returned. It is a hilly area of Punjab with very small land holdings, and the only occupation was joining the army. They were professional soldiers...
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to reclassify existing areas of unnecessarily controlled airspace to improve safety, efficiency and access to airspace for general aviation traffic.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the liability of airshow organisers for harm that occurs as a result of members of the public deliberately putting themselves at risk.
Entered the House of Lords on 30 June 2004
Positions held at time of appointment: Founder, Andras House Ltd and FirstHonorary Indian Consul in Northern Ireland. (from Number 10 press release)
Party was Crossbench until 7 Dec 2016