Lord Bassam of Brighton

Shadow Spokesperson (Further & Higher Education)

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Litter: Schoolchildren - Question 11 Apr 2019

    My Lords, we would all on this side support a spring clean-out of some sort. Last month, thousands of people, including primary school children, teenagers and university students, walked out of their lessons as part of a climate change protest. The Government say that they want young people to be engaged with the issues affecting them, but young people feel that our generation pays no regard...
  • Schools: Modern Languages - Question 9 Apr 2019

    My Lords, with Ofqual figures showing a drop of 7.3% in students taking foreign languages at GCSE and A-level, I invite the Minister to join me in congratulating our European partners, whose Governments are directly funding the teaching of Italian, German, French and Spanish in our primary schools. Will he tell the House what plans the Government have to encourage that continued economically...
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Chris Grayling 4 Apr 2019

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 22 March (HL14509), whether the details of the Secretary of State for Transport's diary for 4 March are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and if so, why.

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Further & Higher Education) (since 25 Mar 2019)
  • Chair, Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee (since 17 May 2018)
  • Member, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence (since 28 Jun 2011)
  • Deputy Speaker (Lords) (since 29 Nov 2010)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 2 Jun 2010)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Services Committee (1 Sep 2016 to 1 Feb 2018)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (2 Jun 2010 to 1 Feb 2018)
  • Shadow Chief Whip (Lords) (12 May 2010 to 24 Jan 2018)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (16 Dec 2008 to 1 May 2012)
  • Member, Accommodation Steering Group Committee (16 Dec 2008 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (7 Oct 2008 to 1 Feb 2018)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (7 Oct 2008 to 1 Feb 2018)
  • Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household (6 Oct 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords) (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Government Whip (12 Jun 2001 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Government Whip (7 Jun 2001 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (28 Jul 1999 to 29 May 2002)


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