Lord Lexden takes part in the "Peers to Schools" programme

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.

Lord Lexden condemns homophobic bullying in schools

On June 20 a debate took place in the Lords on bullying in schools, Alistair Lexden thanked the government for its initiatives to help tackle homophobic bullying and outlined some further steps it should take.