Lord Grocott

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • House of Lords: Number of Members - Question 16 Sep 2020

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for an upper limit on the number of members of the House of Lords.
  • House of Lords: Number of Members - Question 16 Sep 2020

    My Lords, when the Minister checks Hansard, he will see that that was not an Answer to the Question that I put. Is he aware of the concern right across the House that, at a time when we are voluntarily reducing our numbers, the Government seem to be going in exactly the opposite direction? Have the Johnson Government abandoned the May Government’s support for reducing our size, and do they...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Boundary Commissions 16 Sep 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 11 August (HL7357), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what was the total cost of the work of the four Parliamentary Boundary Commissions, from the passage of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 to the publication of their reports of September 2018.

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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 and Defence 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 and Digital 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 and Privileges Committee (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)

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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