Lord Grocott

Former MP

Labour

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Recent appearances

  • Brexit: Article 50 - Question 2 Feb 2017

    Regarding parliamentary scrutiny, will the Minister confirm—it would be difficult not to, given what is on the Order Paper—that today alone there are two Oral Questions, one Statement and one debate on the European Union? Just to reassure anyone who may feel that there is insufficient parliamentary scrutiny, will he put in the Library a list of all the Questions he has had to...
  • Autonomous Road Vehicles - Question 25 Jan 2017

    Does the Minister agree that anyone who suggests that we close railway lines should be referred back to the vandalism of the Beeching era, when thousands of miles of track were closed, viaducts were smashed up and tunnels were filled in? Now many communities up and down the country are trying to reopen lines that were closed. Perhaps that is a lesson that everyone should take on board.
  • High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill - Report 24 Jan 2017

    I could not keep all those figures in my head. Will the Minister be able to tell us at some stage, not necessarily now, the total additional cost of tunnelling on top of the other costs of the railway?

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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, Privileges and Conduct, Committee for (Lords) (10 Jun 2002 to 28 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (10 Jun 2002 to 28 Jan 2008)
  • Member, Refreshment Sub Committee (10 Jun 2002 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Selection, Committee of (Lords) (10 Jun 2002 to 28 Jan 2008)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (10 Jun 2002 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords) (29 May 2002 to 25 Jan 2008)
  • Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household (29 May 2002 to 25 Jan 2008)
  • Government Whip (technically a Lord in Waiting, HM Household) (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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