Lord Grocott

Labour Peer

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  • Multi-Academy Trusts: Salaries - Question 14 Feb 2019

    My Lords, there is a crucial difference between local authority schools and academies, I would have thought, to anyone who believes in democracy. Ultimately, if parents or residents in an area do not like the performance of the schools in their local authority, they have the capacity to remove leaders in an election. Accountability via a local election is the best form of accountability. Is...
  • Brexit: Article 50 - Question 5 Feb 2019

    My Lords, is there not widespread agreement among leavers and remainers that one of the principal motives of the 17.4 million people who voted to leave was that they felt that Parliament and the elected politicians—in our case, the unelected politicians—were not listening to many of their grievances and concerns? Should we now, two and a half years after the referendum decided that we...
  • Lord Speaker: Powers - Question 31 Jan 2019

    To ask the Leader of the House what plans she has to make proposals for a review of the powers of the Lord Speaker.

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 3 July 2001

Previously MP for Telford until 14 May 2001 — General election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Telford, 1997-2001 and for Lichfield and Tamworth, 1974-79; PPS to Minister for Local Government and Planning, 1975-76; to Minister of Agriculture, 1976-78; Deputy Shadow Leader, House of Commons, 1987-92; Opposition front bench spokesman on foreign affairs, 1992-93; PPS to Leader of the Opposition, 1994-97, to Prime Minister, 1997-2001. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 10 October 1974 — General election

Also represented Telford; The Wrekin; Lichfield and Tamworth

Currently held offices

  • Member, International Relations Committee (since 25 May 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Leader's Group on Working Practices Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 26 Apr 2011)
  • Member, Communications Committee (18 Feb 2008 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2002 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, Accommodation Steering Group Committee (13 Nov 2002 to 28 Jan 2008)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (10 Jun 2002 to 28 Jan 2008)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (10 Jun 2002 to 28 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (10 Jun 2002 to 28 Jan 2008)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (10 Jun 2002 to 28 Jan 2008)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (10 Jun 2002 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Refreshment Sub Committee (10 Jun 2002 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household (29 May 2002 to 25 Jan 2008)
  • Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords) (29 May 2002 to 25 Jan 2008)
  • Government Whip (12 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • Lord in Waiting (Whip) (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • Member, National Heritage Committee (13 Dec 1993 to 6 Feb 1995)
  • Member, Televising of Proceedings of the House Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 16 Nov 1989)
  • Member, Overseas Development Committee (24 Jan 1979 to 4 Apr 1979)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2001.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of the National Union of Journalists: occasional payment from writing and broadcasting.
6. Overseas visits
16-22 September 2000, to the Republic of Korea. Travel and accommodation costs were met by the Korean Government. (Registered 28 September 2000)

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