Mr David Lock

Former Labour MP for Wyre Forest

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Mr David Lock is a former MP for Wyre Forest.

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Former Labour MP for Wyre Forest

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 14 May 2001 — General election

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department (28 Jul 1999 to 7 Jun 2001)

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Lord Chancellor's Departmemt: Rural Courtrooms (IT) 8 May 2001

    New IT systems and services are being developed both for magistrates courts and county courts. The Libra system will link together all magistrates courts and allow links into other criminal justice agencies. On 15 January. I published a consultation paper on the development of IT in the civil courts, which I trust the hon. Member has read. I look forward to his response.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Lord Chancellor's Departmemt: Rural Courtrooms (IT) 8 May 2001

    The purpose of magistrates courts is to deliver justice. I am sure that local justice is an important consideration, whether in the hon. Gentleman's constituency or in any part of the United Kingdom. I am grateful to the county council for its co-operation and for taking advantage of the opportunities presented by IT. That is precisely what the consultation paper is all about, as he will see...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Lord Chancellor's Departmemt: Rural Courtrooms (IT) 8 May 2001

    The hon. Gentleman is concerned about the closure of magistrates courts, but such decisions are taken by local magistrates courts committees under legislation passed by the previous Conservative Government. As for the county courts, the strategy in the "Modernising the Civil Courts" Green Paper is aimed at increasing the number of places at which hearings can take place to increase the...

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Last updated: 14 May 2001.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Barrister (no longer practising).
Occasional lectures and presentations on legal and political issues.
4. Sponsorship or financial or material support
Since 1 January 2001 the part-time services of an assistant in my office have been paid for by Thomas Vale Limited, a construction company in my constituency.
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
29 January 2001, gift received from Sweet and Maxwell Ltd., publishers, of "Special Report: Employment Law and Human Rights", by John Bowers QC and Jeremy Lewis. (Registered 30 January 2001)
10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Member of the Area Board of Young Enterprise.
President of Kidderminster Running Club (unremunerated).
£250 shares in Kidderminster Harriers Football Club - any dividends from this investment will go to a charity of the Club's choice while I remain a Government Minister.
Patron of Worcestershire All Sports Partnership.

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