Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick

Crossbench Peer

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Tributes (Continued) 9 Sep 2022

    My Lords, I belong to a generation of Caribbean young who had parents and grandparents who bemoaned the end of the Empire. My father was from Angola, but my mother was from Sav-la-mar, Jamaica, and I will never forget her and her mother constantly wishing for the better days of the 1950s. On one occasion, I listened to my mother railing against the new democracy in Jamaica, saying “Tsk, dem...
  • Food Insecurity in Developing Countries due to Blockade of Ukrainian Ports - Motion to Take Note 21 Jul 2022

    My Lords, I am deeply grateful, as always, for the piercing analysis and persistent pressure of the noble Lord, Lord Alton. He consistently reminds not just the House but the country, especially the Government, of what matters most to the heart and the mind. I also say at this juncture—I hope not just on my behalf but on behalf of the whole House—that we hope this is not the last time the...
  • Standards of Behaviour and Honesty in Political Life - Motion to Take Note 23 Jun 2022

    My Lords, gratitude goes to the noble Lord, Lord Morse, for allowing us to have this debate. We all hope that in the end, the Minister will be truer to his instincts than to his brief. So, we wait. A week ago, the former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave an interview to the Financial Times, where the banner headline read: “We are standing on the precipice of losing our...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 6 December 2005

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (23 Apr 2007 to 12 Nov 2009)

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