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.


09 MAR 2017

International Women's Day

The House of Lords debated a motion to take note moved by Baroness Shields: That this House takes note of International Women’s Day and the role the United Kingdom plays in promoting gender equality globally. The full debate can be read at this link. Lord Sheikh spoke at 4.13pm and ...

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08 MAR 2017

UK Exports

The House of Lords debated the following question for short debate asked by Viscount Waverley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what strategy they have adopted to increase the United Kingdom’s exports. The full debate can be read at this link. Lord Sheikh spoke at 8.16pm and hi...

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21 FEB 2017

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill

The House of Lords held a second reading debate on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. The full debate can be read at this link.  Lord Sheikh spoke at 5.15pm and his speech is reproduced below. Lord Sheikh My Lords, last year I voted for the United Kingdom to leave the Euro...

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23 JAN 2017

Sudan

The House of Lords debated a question asked by Baroness Cox: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent developments in Sudan. The full debate can be read at this link. Lord Sheikh spoke at 4.18pm, and his speech is reproduced below. Lord Sheikh My Lo...

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19 JAN 2017

Populism and Nationalism

The House of Lords debated the following motion to take note, moved by Lord Bruce of Bennachie That this House takes note of challenges to the liberal international order posed by the development of populism and nationalism around the world. The full debate can be read at this link. Lord ...

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23 MAY 2016

Remarks on Libya during Queen's Speech Debate

During the debate on the Queen's speech, at 7.56pm Lord Sheikh spoke about the situation in Libya. His speech is below. Lord Sheikh My Lords, the Government were clear in Her Majesty’s gracious Speech that they will continue to play a leading role in world affairs. With this in mind, I will ...

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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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28 APR 2016

The Economy

The House of Lords debated the following motion moved by Lord O'Neill of Gatley: That this House takes note of the steps Her Majesty’s Government are taking to build a stronger economy. The full debate can be read at this link. Lord Sheikh's speech can be read below. Lord Sheikh M...

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17 MAR 2016

India: Freedom of Religion

The House of Lords held a short debate on the following question asked by Lord Singh of Wimbledon: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, relating to freedom of religion, is being up...

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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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17 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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26 JUN 2014

Lord Sheikh's speech on British Values in Education

On 26 June 2014, the House of Lords held a short debate on Education: British Values. It was initiated by Lord Storey asking the short question: "To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote British values in all educational establishments in the United Kingdom in the next y...

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23 JUN 2014

Lord Sheikh's speech on the Armed Forces

On Monday 23 June the House of Lords held a debate on the Armed Forces. It can be read on Hansard at this link. Lord Sheikh spoke, and the text of his speech is reproduced below. Lord Sheikh’s speech on The Role of the Armed Forces in the House of Lords on 23rd June 2014  My Lords,...

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09 JUN 2014

Lord Sheikh's welcoming the Modern Slavery Bill

The Queen's Speech on 4 June 2014 laid out the Government's legislative agenda. Afterwards, the House of Lords debated the speech over three days. On 9 June 2014 gave a particular welcome to the Modern Slavery Bill. The debate in full is at this link. We have reproduced the text of Lord Sheikh's sp...

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23 JAN 2014

House of Lords debate on Animal Welfare: Methods of Slaughter

On 16 January 2014 the House of Lords had a debate on Animal Welfare:Methods of Slaughter. The debate can be read in full at this link. Lord Sheikh spoke, and his speech is copied below followed by a further statement from Lord Sheikh. Lord Sheikh’s speech My Lords, I speak as a Muslim...

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25 NOV 2013

House of Lords short debate on Islam

On 19 November 2013 the UKIP peer Lord Pearson of Rannoch initiated a short debate by asking the following question: To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the basis for the statement by the Prime Minister on 3 June that "There is nothing in Islam that justifies acts of terror" His speech to...

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03 MAR 2011

Lord Sheikh's speech to mark International Women's Day

Lord Sheikh made a speech in the House of Lords on the subject of women. In his speech he referred to the Muslim's beliefs regarding women and the transcipt of the speech is below: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Baroness, Lady Gould, for securing this important debate. International Women's Day ...

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