Lord Evans of Weardale

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  • Schools Update - Statement 17 Jul 2017

    My Lords, I draw attention to my declared interest as a governor of a multi-academy trust. I broadly welcome the thrust of the Minister’s Statement, although as a former public servant I am always slightly suspicious of spending commitments that are going to be funded through efficiencies because sometimes what you take with one hand disappears in another. Nevertheless, it would be...
  • Korean Peninsula - Question for Short Debate 13 Jul 2017

    My Lords, I also congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Alton, on securing this debate. I will comment on two aspects of the current North Korean crisis. First, we are clearly at a very dangerous point in the development of North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. What has been until now a chronic regional issue is on the cusp of becoming an acute global one, as North Korea develops the capacity to...
  • Schools: Funding Formula - Question 21 Mar 2017

    My Lords, while I welcome the additional efficiency and flexibility that come from the multi-academy trust system, and from trusts and free schools overall, does the Minister agree that a reduction in funding per pupil at a time when greater skills are needed to compete internationally, and when mental health problems among young people are increasing so rapidly and causing problems for many...

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Entered the House of Lords on 9 December 2014

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  • Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Evans of Weardale’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 4.70% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 7 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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