Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick

Crossbench Peer

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A selection of Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick's votes

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  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on more EU integration
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees

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Recent appearances

  • Schools: Disadvantaged Pupils - Question 24 Jun 2020

    My Lords, given the significant disadvantage of poorer black children, with attainment rates for black Caribbean boys eight points behind those of white boys, will the Government specifically and actively support supplementary school learning programmes not just across the summer months but to the year end for catch-up purposes? Will the department partner with charities such as Symphony,...
  • Covid-19: Recovery Strategies - Motion to Take Note 11 Jun 2020

    My Lords, my gratitude goes to the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman, for allowing us to discuss fairness and sustainability in the same conversation. I will focus on fairness, with two particular themes. First, as a result of this pandemic, many companies have decided that well over a million graduate placements or internship opportunities should be cancelled and removed from their working...
  • Covid-19: Public Wealth Investment Fund - Question 9 Jun 2020

    My Lords, given the heightened and highly appropriate focus on justice and opportunity for black and minority communities, what considerations has the Treasury given to working with existing black business finance networks, such as the number one black lending and investment agency, Lendoe, led by Mr Demi Ariyo? Will the Minister chase a reply, due a month ago, to Mr Ariyo’s letter to the...

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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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