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Lords debates education

14 October 2022

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On Thursday 13 October, members of the House of Lords debated the report of The Times Education Commission, published on 15 June.


Lord Lexden (Conservative), President of the Independent Schools Association, put forward the debate.

This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.    

Members speaking   

Members speaking in the debate included:

  • Lord Knight of Weymouth (Labour), Visiting Professor, London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University of London
  • Lord Rees of Ludlow (Crossbench), former Master of Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Lord Storey (Liberal Democrat), former Headmaster of Plantation Primary School and St Gabriels CE Primary School
  • Lord Willetts (Conservative), Chancellor of the University of Leicester and former education minister.

Baroness Barran (Conservative), Parliamentary Under-Secretary in the Department for Education, responded on behalf of the government. 

Catch up

Find out more about the issues discussed: catch up on Parliament TV or read the Lords Hansard transcript.

Explore background information  

Find out more about the issues the debate covers in the House of Lords Library briefing.  

Learn more about how the House of Lords checks and challenges government.

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