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Lord Curry of Kirkharle

Crossbench - Life peer

Became Member: 13th October 2011

Horticultural Sector Committee
31st Jan 2023 - 26th Oct 2023
Land Use in England Committee
19th Jan 2022 - 28th Nov 2022
Industry and Regulators Committee
14th Apr 2021 - 19th Jan 2022
Rural Economy Committee
17th May 2018 - 26th Mar 2019
EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
12th Jun 2015 - 15th May 2018
Refreshment Committee (Lords)
12th Jun 2014 - 31st Aug 2016

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lord Curry of Kirkharle has voted in 142 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Lord Benyon (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(9 debate interactions)
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(6 debate interactions)
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Legislation Debates
Agriculture Act 2020
(10,409 words contributed)
Environment Act 2021
(3,409 words contributed)
Trade Bill 2019-21
(1,784 words contributed)
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Lords initiatives

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Lord Curry of Kirkharle has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Curry of Kirkharle has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

Latest 2 Written Questions

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27th Jul 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 29 June (HL5836), what progress they have made in identifying NGOs who are running effective programmes to deter attacks on (1) farming communities, and (2) religious minorities, in Nigeria.

We are concerned by ?intercommunal violence in Nigeria, which has had a devastating impact on many communities. We engage regularly with NGOs and a wide range of stakeholders working to address this violence. For example, in December 2019, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria visited Plateau State to meet with NGOs working on reconciliation. In February of this year, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Wilton Park hosted a joint conference on 'Fostering Social Cohesion in Nigeria' with participation from NGOs and civil society. The discussion focused on the complex causes of conflict and explored solutions: a full report from the conference has now been published.

The UK Government has provided technical support to the Nigerian Government for the development of the National Livestock Transformation Plan. The plan aims to promote cattle-rearing in one place, rather than the traditional nomadic practice, to limit competition over land and resources leading to violence.We are also designing our own programmes to address the high incidence of intercommunal violence in Nigeria. For example, a DFID programme to help address natural resource conflicts between farmers and herders, referred to in answer HL5836, is currently in development.

27th Jul 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last made representations to the government of Nigeria about the abduction of Leah Sharibu; and what response they received.

The UK Government has repeatedly called for the release of all those abducted by Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa, including Leah Sharibu. We welcomed President Buhari's statement in February, reiterating his Government's commitment to bring Leah home safely. We will continue to engage with the Government of Nigeria in support of urgent action to secure the return of Leah Sharibu and all abductees.

We regularly raise the issues of insecurity and terrorism in Nigeria and at the highest levels of the Nigerian Government. The Prime Minister discussed UK support for fighting terrorism in Nigeria with President Buhari at the UK Africa Investment Summit in January. The Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB), Rehman Chishti MP, met with the then Chief of Staff to the President of Nigeria in January 2020 to discuss FoRB matters covering Nigeria, which had been raised with him by parliamentarians, and NGOs. In February, Rehman Chishti MP also met Leah's mother to express the UK's continued commitment to help Nigeria secure the release of all abductees.