The President of the Conservative Muslim Forum, Lord Sheikh, speaks frequently in the House of Lords. While the full text of all Parliamentary speeches can be found in Hansard, we have collected some of his speeches on this website to make them easier to access.


03 MAY 2016

Black and Minority Ethnic People: Workplace Issues

On 3 May 2016, the House of Lords held a debate on the following motion: "That this House takes note of the issues faced by black and minority ethnic people in the workplace in Britain." The debate was introduced by Baroness Neville-Rolfe who is the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in bo...

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17 MAR 2016

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Development

On Thursday there was a House of Lords Grand Committee short debate on the following question asked by Lord Hylton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent they will implement the recommendations of the House of Commons International Development Committee in their report of July 2014...

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28 JAN 2016

English Language Classes for Women

On 28 January 2016 the House of Lords held a short debate on the following question asked by Baroness Uddin: "To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the evidential basis of their policy of promoting English language classes for women to address isolation and extremism." The full debate ...

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26 NOV 2015

Links between communities and terrorism

On 26 November 2015 the House of Lords held a short debate on a question asked by Baroness Mobarik: "To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the attacks in Paris on 13 November, what steps they plan to take to foster links between communities, as part of their counterterrorism...

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23 OCT 2015

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL]

 When it comes to marriage and divorce, apart from the normal issues affecting all citizens, Muslim women regularly encounter two problems in Britain: They have a civil marriage and a nikah (Muslim religious marriage) and the marriage fails. The wife is able to divorce her husband under...

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16 JUL 2015

Debate on Freedom of Religion and Belief

On 16 July 2015 the House of Lords held a debate on the following motion moved by Lord Alton: "this House takes note of worldwide violations of Article 18 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the case for greater priority to be given by the United Kingdom and the international commu...

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06 JUL 2015

Short debate on the contribution of ethnic minorities

On 6 July 2015 at 7.03pm the House of Lords held a short debate on Ethnic Minorities. The Question for Short Debate asked by Baroness Berridge was "To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of Britain’s ethnic minorities to faith communi...

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06 JUL 2015

Short debate on Gaza

On 6 July 2015 the House of Lords held a short debate on Gaza at 5.36pm. The Question for Short Debate asked by Baroness Tonge was "To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the political situation in the Gaza Strip." The full debate can be found at this link. Lo...

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02 JUN 2015

Lord Sheikh's speech on radicalisation during the Queen's Speech debate

On 2 June 2015 the House of Lords continued to debate the Queen's Speech. Lord Sheikh spoke about radicalisation. The full debate can be found on Hansard at this link. Lord Sheikh's speech can be found at 8.39pm and is also reproduced below. Lord Sheikh (Conservative) My Lords, Her Majesty, in he...

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30 OCT 2014

Lord Sheikh on the so-called jihadists in Iraq and Syria

On 30 October 2014 the House of Lords held a debate on the Middle East and North Africa. The formal motion was proposed by Lord Risby: "To move that that this House takes note of the current situation in the Middle East and North Africa." The full debate can be read at this link. Lord Sheikh spoke...

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