Lord Pearson of Rannoch

Non-affiliated Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Afghanistan - Motion to Take Note 18 Aug 2021

    My Lords, the Taliban exist within Islam and its sharia law—they are Islamists. This brings us up against the problem of how we describe and distinguish between the vast majority of our own Muslims, who are peaceful and a great credit to our society, and their violent co-religionists. We talk about “political Islam”, “radical Muslims” and “Islamists” when we refer to the...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Religious Practice: Islam 2 Aug 2021

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 April (HL15173) and 20 July (HL1825), whether they have assessed any mosques in the UK for evidence of the promotion of violence towards non-Muslims, including the dissemination of literature which encourages such violence; and if not, why not.
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Islam: Curriculum 28 Jul 2021

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, subject to a parental right to withdraw children from particular lessons, to require depictions of the Prophet Mohammed to be shown to pupils and discussed as part of Religious Studies in the school curriculum; and if they have no such plans, why not.

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Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1990

Party was Conservative until 28 May 2004; Conservative Independent until 6 Jan 2007; UKIP until 29 Oct 2019

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Mental Incapacity Bill (Joint Committee) (11 Jul 2003 to 17 Nov 2003)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C (23 Nov 1993 to 3 Nov 1994)
  • Member, European Union Committee (12 Nov 1991 to 8 Nov 1995)

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