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Lords Chamber - Wed 12 May 2021
View Lord Knight of Weymouth's contibutions to: Queen’s Speech
Department for Education

My Lords, it is a real pleasure to follow that excellent maiden speech from my noble friend Lady Blake. There is no doubt that the …

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Grand Committee - Wed 21 Apr 2021
View Lord Knight of Weymouth's contibutions to: Net-Zero Carbon Emissions
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

My Lords, I welcome this debate and congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Teverson. Given that I will focus on education throughout much of my speech, …

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Lords Chamber - Wed 14 Apr 2021
View Lord Knight of Weymouth's contibutions to: Initial Teacher Training Market Review
Department for Education

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultation they have undertaken with providers about the market review of initial teacher training.

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Lords Chamber - Wed 14 Apr 2021
View Lord Knight of Weymouth's contibutions to: Initial Teacher Training Market Review
Department for Education

My Lords, I thank the Minister for her Answer and welcome the latter part of it in particular. I also remind the House of my …

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Lords Chamber - Thu 18 Mar 2021
View Lord Knight of Weymouth's contibutions to: Heather and Grass etc. Burning (England) Regulations 2021
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

My Lords, first I want to thank and congratulate my noble friend Lady Jones on ensuring we have this important opportunity to question the Minister …

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Grand Committee - Wed 10 Mar 2021
View Lord Knight of Weymouth's contibutions to: Financial Services Bill
Leader of the House

My Lords, I am happy to put my name to and support Amendments 108 to 110. I pay tribute to the noble Lord, Lord Hodgson, …

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Lords Chamber - Tue 09 Feb 2021
View Lord Knight of Weymouth's contibutions to: UK Shellfish Exports
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

My Lords, I have recently been in touch with my friend Ronnie Norquoy, who operates boats from Orkney. He tells me that this ban is …

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Lords Chamber - Wed 06 Jan 2021
View Lord Knight of Weymouth's contibutions to: Schools: Exams
Department for Education

My Lords, the summer exams were cancelled in Wales on 10 November, allowing time for schools and exam boards to develop robust alternative assessments. In …

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Lords Chamber - Wed 06 Jan 2021
View Lord Knight of Weymouth's contibutions to: Trade Bill
Department for International Trade

My Lords, I am an enthusiastic supporter of this cross-party amendment to the Trade Bill.

The Government do not have that much to be proud …

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Lords Chamber - Tue 24 Nov 2020
View Lord Knight of Weymouth's contibutions to: Covid 19: Winter Plan
Leader of the House

My Lords, with regard to the Minister’s news regarding us being able to have up to three households together at Christmas, does the rule of …

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Lords Chamber - Wed 04 Nov 2020
View Lord Knight of Weymouth's contibutions to: Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020
Department of Health and Social Care

My Lords, let me say clearly at the outset that I am reluctantly in favour of the national lockdown. The pandemic is serious and we …

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Lords Chamber - Wed 14 Oct 2020
View Lord Knight of Weymouth's contibutions to: English Football: Project Big Picture
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

My Lords, the way in which the owners of the big six clubs are behaving is, frankly, a disgrace. They are exploiting the catastrophic impact …

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Lords Chamber - Tue 06 Oct 2020
View Lord Knight of Weymouth's contibutions to: Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Post-16 Education
Department for Education

My Lords, this announcement is welcome—as far as it goes. It is logical to start with the unqualified, but what of the many with middle …

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Lords Chamber - Wed 09 Sep 2020
View Lord Knight of Weymouth's contibutions to: Covid-19: Artificial Intelligence
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

My Lords, back in April my noble friend Lord Darzi told the BBC in respect of Covid-19 that

“AI remains one of our strongest paths …

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Lords Chamber - Wed 02 Sep 2020
View Lord Knight of Weymouth's contibutions to: Schools and Colleges: Qualification Results and Full Opening
Department for Education

My Lords, I remind noble Lords of my educational interests. The Education Select Committee warned Ministers in May that the model used for exam gradings …

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