Over 500 schools within the Independent Schools Council (of which Alistair Lexden was for some years General Secretary) have pupils with special needs—some of them very severely disabled—whose places are supported financially by local education authorities.
He set out his views in a Lords debate on October 25 on the Second Reading of a Bill to lower the voting age to 16.
He raised this fundamental issue of human rights in the Lords on October 21, attracting widespread support from across the House.
This appalling abuse of human rights is wholly incompatible with the new Commonwealth Charter, as Alistair Lexden emphasised in a Lords debate on October 17.
Alistair Lexden featured in the film which was shown on 29th September 2013, the first day of the Conservative Party Conference.
Lord Lexden was a keynote speaker at the conference, held in Coburg, the Prince’s birthplace, on September 7.
In a letter in The Daily Telegraph on August 17, Lord Lexden argues that the Northern Ireland Executive is ducking the challenges that must be faced for the sake of future peace and stability.
In a report published on July 24 the Committee strongly endorsed the well- established convention under which the House of Commons is given the opportunity to debate and vote on the deployment of the armed forces overseas.
At question time in the Lords on July 18 he made the case for opening files relating to the Denning report on the Profumo scandal fifty years ago.
On July 17 Alistair Lexden addressed a group of around 150 sixth-formers at the Colchester Royal Grammar School which is in Lexden, his birthplace. He spoke about the role and work of the House of Lords - and answered a succession of lively questions.