Lord Aberdare

Crossbench 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

  • Transport for London: Funding - Question 23 Jun 2022

    My Lords, what, if anything, is happening that might lead to the reopening of Hammersmith Bridge in due course?
  • Schools Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 91 20 Jun 2022

    My Lords, I have added my name to Amendment 91 in the names of the noble Lord, Lord Shipley, and the noble Baroness, Lady Garden. Helping children to understand the different opportunities and career paths that might be open to them, what sort of work they involve and how to pursue them is one of the most important tasks for schools to undertake—in partnership with parents and employers. It...
  • Apprenticeship Levy Scheme - Question 16 Jun 2022

    My Lords, as an officer of the Apprenticeships APPG, I hear two constant concerns from employers about the levy: its lack of flexibility and the difficulties for small employers wishing to offer apprenticeships. I too welcome the concept of flexi-job apprenticeship agencies to smooth the path for SMEs, but there are only 16 of these so far. What are the Government’s actual goals for SME...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 20 July 2009

Currently held offices

  • Member, Highgate Cemetery Bill [HL] Committee (since 15 Dec 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee (23 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Digital Skills Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 4 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (16 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)

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