Lord Allan of Hallam

Liberal Democrat Peer

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  • Agriculture Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 28 15 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I was happy to add my name to Amendment 28, tabled by the noble Baroness, Lady Jones, as I feel it is important that we debate the question of what information will be published under the new farm payments scheme during the passage of this Bill. The provisions in the Bill currently lack detail and firm commitments, and that raises legitimate concerns that we might in fact go...
  • Crime and Courts Bill [HL] — Commons Amendments 25 Mar 2013

    My Lords, I want to make some similar points to those just made by the noble Lord, Lord Inglewood, and in doing so I should like to declare an interest. I work for Facebook, which is a website operator. The points around definition have been made effectively in the scope of the amendments and in the comments of my noble friend Lord Lucas. They exemplify how hard it is to define anything in...
  • Defamation Bill: Report (Continued) 5 Feb 2013

    The right way is to keep Clause 5 as it is currently drafted. The Government have done a good job in drafting the scope of this defence as an additional measure to those currently available under the e-commerce directive. It makes sense to have this additional defence. My concern is that Amendment 11 would be an additional burden and further restrict the defence only to websites that have the...

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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


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)

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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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