Lord Jones of Cheltenham

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Treasury: Off-payroll Working 3 Mar 2021

    To ask Her Majesty's Government when the changes to the off-payroll working rules will start to apply for those large or medium-sized companies that do not meet the simplified test conditions; and whether they will make changes to their online guidance to clarify the start date for those companies.
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Off-payroll Working 3 Mar 2021

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the start date of the new IR35 regulations for large or medium companies which do not meet the simplified test conditions; and what plans they have to ensure that the start date is clearly stated on their IR35 website.
  • Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review: Sodium Valproate - Question 2 Mar 2021

    Research from Konkuk University in South Korea has suggested that disabilities caused by the compound could cause autism spectrum disorder transgenerationally—in other words, afflict successive generations within families. What is the Government’s view?

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 29 June 2005

Previously MP for Cheltenham until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Cheltenham, 1992-2005. Liberal Democrat spokesman on England, local government and housing, 1992-1993; on science and technology, 1993-1999; on consumer affairs, 1995-1997; on culture, media and sport, 1997-1999; on international development, 1999-2005. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Cheltenham

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Other offices held in the past

  • Member, High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill Select Committee (Lords) (30 Oct 2019 to 5 Nov 2019)
  • Member, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill Select Committee (Lords) (5 May 2016 to 15 Dec 2016)
  • Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (17 Jan 2008 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (7 Jun 2005 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (15 May 2002 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, International Development Committee (1 Nov 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (14 Jul 1997 to 15 May 2000)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (23 Oct 1996 to 21 Mar 1997)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

6. Overseas visits
26 June-2 July 2004, to Botswana at the invitation of the Botswana Government as part of an all-party visit to investigate issues of interest to the UK in Botswana. All travel, accommodation and subsistence was paid for by the Botswana Government. (Registered 6 July 2004)

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