Lord Sheikh

Conservative Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Afghanistan - Motion to Take Note 18 Aug 2021

    My Lords, we went to Afghanistan with the United States 20 years ago. I believe that we have achieved much in the country since then. We have built significant infrastructure and rebuilt the cities. The allies trained a military and police force of 300,000, but they capitulated rapidly and surrendered their arms. With the United States, we have spent a total of $2.3 trillion. This sum shows...
  • Organ Tourism and Cadavers on Display Bill [HL] - Second Reading 16 Jul 2021

    My Lords, we must change the United Kingdom’s connection with unethical and unacceptable organ transplantation and harvesting. Successful organ transplants are an outstanding achievement. Such medical procedures, carried out with proper safeguards, save lives. I wholeheartedly support the practice. I am the president of the Conservative Muslim Forum, which has over 1,500 members. We are...
  • UK Foreign Aid Programme - Motion to Take Note 1 Jul 2021

    My Lords, I was born and raised in east Africa, and over the years I have travelled to a number of countries in Africa and Asia on business and in the course of my parliamentary duties. Whenever I have been abroad, I have endeavoured, if possible, to see the high commissioner or the ambassador and to meet representatives of DfID, the British Council and the DIT. I have been pleased to note...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 27 June 2006

Positions held at time of appointment: Chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum. (from Number 10 press release)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (25 May 2016 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Draft Bribery Bill (Joint Committee) (11 May 2009 to 16 Jul 2009)

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