Former Labour Peer
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My Lords, I start by referring the House to my interests as recorded in the register. It is a pleasure to speak in this debate secured by the noble Lord, Lord Eatwell. I agree with everything that he said, particularly on the need to build resilience in this country and to point out that, at a time like this, the Government can do things that individuals and companies cannot do...
I will not follow the noble Lord in the time available to me, but I refer the House to my entry in the register of interests. I start by making a fundamental point in view of many of the remarks, especially from the Benches opposite. I do not think anyone can doubt that the Government have a mandate to pass this legislation. That does not stop the House questioning and holding Ministers to...
My Lords, we live in strange political times. I find myself in complete agreement with everything that the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, said. I think that I speak for the rest of the Economic Affairs Committee in acknowledging his skill as a conciliator—the House will be very familiar with that—which has enabled us to produce not just this report but a number of others, which I hope will be...
Former Labour Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 10 December 2015
Previously MP for Edinburgh South West until 30 March 2015 — General election
Left the House of Lords on 28 July 2020
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Also represented Edinburgh South West; Edinburgh Central
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.