Lord Allan of Hallam

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Health)

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Urgent and Emergency Care Recovery Plan - Statement 2 Feb 2023

    My Lords, as is usual for this kind of Statement, it is peppered with promises of more of everything. I hope the Minister will help us to dig into the numbers we have been given to see how much lies behind them. First, on the new hospital beds, this seems to come from a process of making winter surge beds permanent. For a real long-term increase in capacity, we need the promised 40 new...
  • Broadband: Price - Question 2 Feb 2023

    My Lords, was the Minister struck, as I was, by the observation in Ofcom’s December pricing trends report that there are millions of consumers who are out of contract, and so free to switch, but have not yet done so? Does he agree that these people could make significant savings, often without having to switch at all, as many providers will drop their prices as soon as you ring and threaten...
  • Online Safety Bill - Second Reading 1 Feb 2023

    My Lords, I have two observations, two pleas, one offer of help and four minutes to deliver all this, so here goes. Observation one is that this Bill is our answer to the age-old question of “quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” or, in the vernacular, “Who watches the watchmen?” With several thousand strokes of the pen, Parliament is granting to itself the power to tell tens of thousands...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 26 July 2010

Previously MP for Sheffield, Hallam until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

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

Also represented Sheffield, Hallam


Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Health) (since 1 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Fraud Act 2006 and Digital Fraud Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Civil Contingencies Bill (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 11 Jun 2004)
  • Member, Information Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson for the Cabinet Office, Cabinet Office (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (17 Nov 2003 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Draft Civil Contingencies Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2003 to 28 Nov 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (7 Jun 2001 to 5 May 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (7 Jun 2001 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Employment Sub-committee (14 Nov 2000 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (13 Nov 2000 to 11 May 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education and Employment) (1 Jan 1999 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1999 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (29 Apr 1998 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (14 Nov 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (16 Jul 1997 to 8 Jun 1998)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Office) (1 May 1997 to 1 Jan 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 May 1997 to 1 Jan 1999)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

6. Overseas visits
22-25 January 2005, to Athens, Greece, to receive an honorary award from exhibition organiser Xenia. The event organisers provided travel and hotel accommodation and presented me with a trophy and scroll. (Registered 28 January 2005)

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