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Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (21 Oct 2019)

Lord Bichard: ...and Ministers still believe that they know better than the people of Gloucestershire, Northumberland, Cornwall or East Anglia. If they do, they should reflect on the fact that many people voted for Brexit because they felt that they had lost the power to shape their own lives. Simply repatriating powers to a sadly discredited centre of government will not be enough to meet their...

Post-18 Education and Funding Review - Motion to Take Note (2 Jul 2019)

Lord Bichard: ...and win ownership of the main message. That, of course, is that lifelong learning is a massively important subject which holds the key to tackling the big issues that will define our post-Brexit future. It is the key to addressing our productivity deficit. It should be a cause of national shame that it now takes a British worker five days to produce what a German worker can produce in...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (31 Jan 2018)

Lord Bichard: ...in the long term. These checks and balances are never more important than when a policy is controversial or is the subject of the kind of passionate feelings that many politicians demonstrate for Brexit. Theses checks mean that departmental accounting officers have the right to seek directions; that this House has the right to scrutinise and challenge; that the National Audit Office, which...

Work: Lifelong Learning - Motion to Take Note (27 Nov 2017)

Lord Bichard: ...—which, let us remind ourselves, are 20% to 25% lower than in France, Germany and the US. In economic terms, investment in lifelong learning is critical—perhaps never more so as we prepare for Brexit. As an aside, I find it disappointing that whereas this Chamber is usually full for debates on the process of Brexit, we have only eight speakers today on a subject which is critical to...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (26 Jun 2017)

Lord Bichard: ...and attitudes that our education system needs to develop. My particular concern is that we fail to prioritise the skills that business needs if it is to fuel a thriving economy in the face of the Brexit challenge. The time to address that is now, in this gracious Speech, and not after a Brexit deal has been done. Perhaps the skill which business needs most from our young people is...


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