Lord Cunningham of Felling

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Nuclear Power Stations - Question 24 Feb 2020

    My Lords, there have been persistent stories in the British media that future nuclear reactors will involve some input from the People’s Republic of China. Over recent months we have seen, overtly and covertly, how the American Administration have sought to frustrate the involvement of Huawei in 5G telephonic networks. What will Her Majesty’s Government’s reaction be if the American...
  • Housing: New Homes - Question 11 Feb 2020

    My Lords, seven years ago the Government made a commitment, setting a target to build 160,000 public sector houses by 2020. That target has not been met. Given that the Government are, among other things, encouraging public sector bodies—hospitals, schools and local authorities—to surrender what is termed “surplus land” for housebuilding, why have they made such a mess of reaching...
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Question 5 Feb 2020

    My Lords, given that millions of homes, schools, hospitals and factories in this country are heated by gas and discharge carbon dioxide, what timescale have the Government set for the necessary changes to be made, and who is going to foot the bill?

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 11 October 2005

Previously MP for Copeland until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Whitehaven, 1970-1983 and Copeland 1983-2005. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy, 1976-1979; Opposition spokesman on industry, 1979-1983; Member of the Shadow Cabinet, 1983-95 and 1996-97; Spokesman on the environment, 1983-1989; Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, 1989-1992; Opposition front bench Spokesman on foreign and Commonwealth affairs, 1992-1994; on trade and industry, 1994-1995; on national heritage, 1995-1997; Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1997-1998; Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1998-1999. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Also represented Copeland; Whitehaven

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Currently held offices

  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (since 1 Jul 2019)
  • Chair, SLSC Sub-Committee B (since 4 Sep 2018)
  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (since 4 Jun 2018)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Lords) (since 1 Sep 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee D - Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy (23 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (Higher education in STEM subjects) (13 Sep 2011 to 17 Jul 2012)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (16 Dec 2008 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (11 Dec 2008 to 15 May 2013)
  • Chair, Conventions (Joint Committee) (23 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
  • Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (22 May 2006 to 23 May 2006)
  • Chairman, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (9 May 2003 to 5 May 2005)
  • Chair, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (9 Jul 2002 to 9 May 2003)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (19 Jun 2002 to 9 Jul 2002)
  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Cabinet Office (27 Jul 1998 to 11 Oct 1999)
  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister (Cabinet Office) (27 Jul 1998 to 11 Oct 1999)
  • Secretary of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (3 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
  • Minister of State (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) (3 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
  • Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (3 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for National Heritage (1 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (21 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 1995)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (21 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 1995)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (20 Sep 1992 to 21 Jul 1994)
  • Shadow Foreign Secretary (20 Sep 1992 to 21 Jul 1994)
  • Chair, House of Commons (Services): Computer Sub-Committee (5 Dec 1989 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Member, Privileges Committee (14 Nov 1989 to 16 Mar 1992)
  • Member, Televising of Proceedings of the House Committee (9 Nov 1989 to 16 Nov 1989)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services) Committee (9 Nov 1989 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (1 Jul 1989 to 9 Apr 1992)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment (11 Jun 1983 to 1 Jul 1989)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (11 Jun 1983 to 1 Jul 1989)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Industry) (5 May 1979 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (5 May 1979 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Energy) (10 Sep 1976 to 4 May 1979)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

1. Remunerated directorships
Partner, Brinkburn Associates (political and public policy consultancy).
Anderson MacGraw (Partner) (political and public policy consultancy).
Sovereign Strategy Ltd. (non-executive) (a management skills company).
6. Overseas visits
20-24 May 2004, to Monaco. Accommodation provided by the Automobile Club of Monaco. Travel costs were met by Sovereign Strategy. (Registered 27 July 2004)
12-18 June 2004, to Washington DC, USA, to discuss nuclear policy issues. Travel and accommodation costs were met by Cumbria Inward Investment Agency. (Registered 27 July 2004)
28-30 July 2004, to Amsterdam. Travel and accommodation costs were met by Transrapid International. (Registered 9 August 2004)
20-23 September 2004, to Washington DC, to discuss nuclear policy issues. Travel and accommodation costs were provided by the Transatlantic Nuclear Energy Forum. (Registered 15 November 2004)
23-27 September 2004, to Shanghai, to discuss policy issues. Travel and accommodation costs were provided by Sovereign Strategy Ltd and Siemens plc. (Registered 15 November 2004)
10-15 October 2004, to Amelia Island, Florida, USA, to speak at the Monitor Conference on Nuclear Decommissioning. Travel and accommodation costs were provided by the conference organisers. (Registered 15 November 2004)

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