All 7 results for speaker:Lord Choudrey

Afghanistan - Motion to Take Note (18 Aug 2021)

Lord Choudrey: My Lords, I thank the noble Lords before me for their contributions. I am grateful to the Government for recalling Parliament so that your Lordships can offer advice to them in dealing with the very difficult situation in Afghanistan. For the past five decades, the people of Afghanistan, through no fault of their own, have been suffering from violence, displacement, disease, hunger and...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (12 May 2021)

Lord Choudrey: My Lords, I thank the noble and noble and learned Lords before me for their contributions. I refer your Lordships to my entry in the register of interests. Her Majesty’s gracious Address to your Lordships’ House set out the Government’s priorities for supporting local communities and building a fairer, stronger economy for the future. Although the Covid pandemic has had a profound...

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - Motion for an Humble Address (12 Apr 2021)

Lord Choudrey: My Lords, I start by offering my sincere and humble condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family. I am moved by the heartfelt and touching contributions remembering the life of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, a transformational human being. His Royal Highness, like Her Majesty, embodied the Second World War generation’s values of duty, self-sacrifice, and...

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Public Procurement Contracts - Question (7 Sep 2020)

Lord Choudrey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises are awarded public procurement contracts.

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Public Procurement Contracts - Question (7 Sep 2020)

Lord Choudrey: I thank the Minister for that Answer. SMEs account for 98% of the UK’s business population. The Government are prudently seeking to enhance their engagement with the SME sector. In that regard, the Government’s own target for spending with SMEs is 33% by the end of 2022. As we go through one of the worst recessions in our country’s history, there will be a greater desire to achieve...

Covid-19: Economy - Motion to Consider (4 Jun 2020)

Lord Choudrey: My Lords, I refer noble Lords to my entry in the register of interests. Do the Government plan to extend the life insurance scheme to the SME sector, and specifically to black and minority ethnic individuals employed in the SME sector who have been defined as key workers but are not covered by the current scheme? People from the BAME community make up 14% of the UK’s population, and this is...

Social Mobility - Question for Short Debate (29 Jan 2020)

Lord Choudrey: My Lords, it is with a sense of honour and humility that I rise to speak in your Lordships’ House for the first time. I would like to place on record my profound gratitude to my sponsors, my noble friends Lady Evans of Bowes Park and Lord Marland, for all their help and encouragement. I would also like to thank your Lordships and all the staff here—especially the doorkeepers—for the...


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