Lord Goodlad

Former MP


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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Zimbabwe: Pensions 21 Mar 2017

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider making a contribution to the proposed Zimbabwe Public Service Pension Fund from either the aid programme or the superannuation fund.
  • Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note 16 Mar 2017

    My noble friend bracketed my raising the Zimbabwe pensioners with the uprating of the overseas pensions referred to by the noble Baroness, Lady Benjamin. They are completely separate issues. Can she say something in response to what I said?
  • Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note 16 Mar 2017

    My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Benjamin, who has done so much to entertain and inspire young people in this country and no doubt in other parts of the Commonwealth. I very much share her concern about the overseas pensioners to whom she referred and about whom I was greatly concerned when I was in Australia. She is quite right that the Government now have...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 20 July 2005

Previously MP for Eddisbury until 28 June 1999 — Resigned

Positions held at time of appointment: High Commissioner to Australia, 2000-2005. Member of Parliament for Northwich, 1974-1983 and Eddisbury, 1983-1999. Minister for State, FCO, 1992-1995; Parliamentary Secretary to HM Treasury and Government Chief Whip, 1995-1997; Opposition front bench spokesman on international development, 1997-1998. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election

Also represented Eddisbury; Northwich

Currently held offices

  • Member, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords) (since 8 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Communications Committee (10 Sep 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Chair, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (formerly Merits Committee) (16 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Leader's Group on Working Practices Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 26 Apr 2011)
  • Chair, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (9 Jun 2010 to 15 May 2012)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (22 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (22 Jun 1998 to 19 Jan 1999)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (4 Jun 1998 to 27 Jun 1997)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (11 Jun 1997 to 2 Jun 1998)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (7 May 1997 to 11 Jun 1997)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) (5 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (14 Apr 1992 to 5 Jul 1995)
  • Deputy Chief Whip and Treasurer (22 Jul 1990 to 13 Apr 1992)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services): Accomodation & Administration Sub-Committee (31 Oct 1989 to 2 May 1991)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services): New Building Sub-Committee (31 Oct 1989 to 3 May 1991)
  • Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (25 Jul 1989 to 22 Jul 1990)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services) Committee (25 Jul 1989 to 3 May 1991)
  • Member, Televising of Proceedings of the House Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 16 Nov 1989)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Energy) (11 Sep 1984 to 13 Jun 1987)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (16 Feb 1982 to 10 Sep 1984)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (9 Jan 1981 to 5 Feb 1982)
  • Member, Agriculture Committee (3 May 1979 to 23 Jan 1981)


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