Lord Aberdare

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

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) 17 May 2022

    My Lords, I too shall focus on education and skills, which are fundamental to the stated priorities of the gracious Speech and to the whole idea of levelling up. Education and skills should be a central part of any Government’s aims and aspirations, so it is encouraging that the Queen’s Speech includes both a Schools Bill and a higher education Bill. The Schools Bill focuses on funding,...
  • Schools: Creative Subjects and the English Baccalaureate - Question 29 Mar 2022

    My Lords, last week, the Incorporated Society of Musicians published a report entitled Music: A Subject in Peril?, based on a survey of more than 500 music teachers. Some 93% of respondents said that the EBacc and/or Progress 8 had caused huge damage to music in schools, resulting in courses not running and music departments shrinking. What reassurance can the Minister give that the refreshed...
  • Building Safety Bill - Report: Amendment 1 29 Mar 2022

    My Lords, having had the very last amendment debated in Committee, I now mount my retentions hobby-horse once again, but riding on a slightly different course and in the first group on Report. My Amendment 7 would give the building safety regulator a duty to keep possible safety risks arising from contractual arrangements, including payment conditions such as retentions, under review in...

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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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