Lord Agnew of Oulton

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Schools Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 101 18 Jul 2022

    My Lords, I reassure the noble Lord, Lord Hunt, that regional schools directors are civil servants. I am sure my noble friend the Minister will confirm that there are no proposed changes to that. During my tenure they were all directly answerable to me on behalf of our Secretary of State. I tried very hard to ensure that we had a mixture of skills in that group. When I was the academies...
  • Schools Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 12 Jul 2022

    My Lords, I too thank my noble friend the Minister for listening, I think she has had a torrid time over the last six weeks, and has done it with great courtesy and patience. I am delighted that she is leading on the removal of these first 18 clauses. I am anxious for the Minister to reassure us, as many other Peers have said, that we will see properly the outcome of the regulatory review...
  • 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...

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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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