Lord Stone of Blackheath

Non-affiliated Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Well-being - Motion to Take Note 12 Mar 2020

    My Lords, your Lordships will be aware that I have been an advocate of mindfulness and yoga for many years, in the knowledge that mind and body are one and that you should care for each for the sake of the other, as spoken about beautifully by the noble Baroness, Lady Burt. Every year about 850 scientific articles on mindfulness are published. These studies have consistently shown that from...
  • Israel and Palestine: United States’ Proposals for Peace - Motion to Take Note 27 Feb 2020

    My Lords, in 1967 I was a volunteer in the June Six Day War in Israel. I went there to help the war and then to work to help repair the country the following year. Just after the war in that same June, the eloquent Israeli Foreign Minister, Abba Eban, spoke at the UN. He said: “In the institutions of scientific research and higher education of both sides of the frontiers, young Israelis...
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) 17 Oct 2019

    My Lords, we are all connected. The noble Baroness, Lady O’Neill, was principal of Newnham College when my daughter Jessica studied there. So I note with pleasure that the gracious Speech included a section on improving the environment for future generations. I know that my noble friend Lord Bird is developing a Bill specifically to consider future generations. Experts say that the best...

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Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 29 October 1997

Party was Labour until 23 Oct 2019

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Refreshment Sub Committee (23 Nov 1999 to 7 Nov 2002)

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