Lord Bhatia

Former Non-affiliated Peer

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Former Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 June 2001

Left the House of Lords on 7 November 2023

Party was Other until 8 Jul 2001; Crossbench until 20 Oct 2010

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee On Religious Offences (15 May 2002 to 10 Apr 2003)

Recent appearances

  • Afghanistan - Motion to Take Note 18 Aug 2021

    My Lords, I agree with most of the speeches made by various Peers. All that has been said, and the questions asked, are valid. We are facing a disaster that is unfolding in front of us. My thoughts go back to decisions taken by various Governments after 9/11. Germany allowed thousands to come from Syria. Prime Minister Thatcher allowed east African nationals to come to the UK and others to...
  • Future UK-EU Relationship on Professional and Business Services (EU Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 22 Jul 2021

    My Lords, I fully agree with what the noble Baroness, Lady Donaghy, said in her speech. She has laid out all the parts of the committee’s report, which was unanimous. We must acknowledge that this sector is vital to the UK economy, contributing £224 billion and employing some 4.6 million people. The Government are yet to give their final response to the committee’s report. Can the...
  • Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 16 Jul 2021

    My Lords, I agree with the noble Lord, Lord Knight, and support him in introducing this Bill. The Bill will amend Section 78 of the 2002 Education Act to include a general provision for education on the environment and sustainable citizenship. It will require maintained and nursery schools to follow a curriculum that “instils an ethos and ability to care for oneself, others and the natural...

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