Lord Bird

Crossbench Peer

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: School Libraries 7 Oct 2019

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the call by the Children’s Laureate, Cressida Cowell, for there to be a statutory requirement for each school to provide a library.
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Reading 7 Oct 2019

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and if so how, they intend to adopt any of the children’s reading rights recommendations by the Children’s Laureate, Cressida Cowell, as part of their policy on developing literacy among schoolchildren.
  • Inequality - Question 3 Oct 2019

    My Lords, is it possible to accept the fact that we would be able to ride a coach and horses through those figures over the next five or 10 years if we did something about the 35% of children who we fail at school? Let us put education first. When you look at that 35%, they are the people who have all the cheap jobs and are the long-term unemployed, as well as filling up our A&Es.

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 7 December 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, Lord Speaker's Advisory Panel on Works of Art (since 6 Mar 2017)

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