Lords debates challenges facing young people

14 December 2018

Members of the Lords, including a former lecturer in youth and community work at Sunderland Polytechnic and a former health education advisor for the Inner London Education Authority, debated the challenges facing young people, in the House of Lords on Thursday 13 December.

This was a general debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.

The debate was proposed by Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top (Labour), former lecturer in youth and community work at Sunderland Polytechnic.

Members who took part included:

  • Earl of Listowel (Crossbench), board member and trustee of the Child and Family Practice Charitable Foundation
  • Baroness Massey of Darwen (Labour), former health education advisor for the Inner London Education Authority
  • Lord Norton of Louth (Conservative), ambassador for the Albert Kennedy Trust support organisation for homeless LGBT+ young people
  • Lord Storey (Liberal Democrat), former primary school head teacher and co-chair of the Liberal Democrat PPC on Education, Families and Young People

Lord Agnew of Oulton (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department for Education, responded on behalf of the government.

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