Lord Agnew of Oulton

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Schools Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 35B 13 Jun 2022

    My Lords, this is an important question, but, again, I would be looking for the output, not the input—in other words, when asking whether teachers should be qualified, it is the quality of the qualification that matters. At the moment, it is a nine-month course without any validation at the end. We have the Teach First initiative, which was pioneered very successfully by Labour, which is...
  • Schools Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 30 13 Jun 2022

    My Lords, I will make a couple of observations. First, I strongly agree with the noble Baroness, Lady Chapman, and the noble Lord, Lord Knight, about the grouping of the amendments today; it is so random as to be almost impossible to fathom or follow. I give the benefit of the doubt to whoever arranges these groups, but if the aim is to throw sand in our faces and make the job far harder then...
  • Schools Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 7 8 Jun 2022

    My Lords, I rise briefly to support my noble friend Lord Lucas on protecting these freedoms and to try to cross the bridge between the noble Baroness, Lady Brinton, and the noble Lord, Lord Knight. I managed those interventions with the powers that already exist. The freedoms that my noble friend Lord Lucas proposes go to the heart of what academisation is about. I will give noble Lords one...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 19 October 2017

Currently held offices

  • Member, Industry and Regulators Committee (since 12 May 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (HM Treasury) (13 Feb 2020 to 24 Jan 2022)
  • Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (13 Feb 2020 to 24 Jan 2022)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (28 Sep 2017 to 13 Feb 2020)

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