Lord Maxton

Labour Peer

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 7 July 2004

Previously MP for Glasgow Cathcart until 14 May 2001 — General election

Positions held at time of appointment: Labour Member of Parliament for Glasgow Cathcart. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Also represented Glasgow Cathcart

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee ( 2 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) ( 8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (23 Apr 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, BBC Charter Review Committee (24 May 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (28 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, National Heritage Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (15 Nov 1982 to 1 Feb 1985)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (16 Jan 1981 to 17 Dec 1982)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Voter Identification - Commons Urgent Question 22 Feb 2023

    My Lords, has the Minister read the report on a smart ID card for all by Sir Tony Blair and William Hague—the noble Lord, Lord Hague of Richmond—which was published in the Times today? This includes the ID card recognition that the Government and the Minister are demanding.
  • Elections Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 6 Apr 2022

    My Lords, I rise very reluctantly to speak in this debate because I participated only very briefly in Committee. However, it seems to me that ID cards for all—or smart cards, as I tend to describe them —is the future. It is time to move the electoral system on, not backwards, as the Minister is trying to do by describing photo ID or whatever it might be as the way forward. The way forward...
  • Elections Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 6 Apr 2022

    Can the noble Baroness tell me exactly what “photo” means? Looking at the list produced by the noble Lord, Lord Willetts, it could all be contained on one identity card or, as I prefer to call it, a smart card for all.

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Last updated: 14 May 2001.

1. Remunerated directorships
Glasgow International Jazz Festival (unpaid, but free tickets for concerts.)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
7-9 June 2000, British-Spanish All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting with Spanish counterparts in Edinburgh. Travel paid for by British Airways and other expenses met from Group funds provided by our declared sponsors, British Gas plc and the Norwich Union plc. Travel within Edinburgh and other hospitality was provided and paid for by the Scottish Executive. (Registered 26 June 2000)
6. Overseas visits
23-28 September 2000, to Beijing to deliver a paper on Government and Information Technology. My airfares (Business Class) were paid by Napier University and my accommodation, food etc in Beijing was paid by the Chinese Government. (Registered 6 October 2000)
31 January-2 February 2001, to Seville, Spain, with the British-Spanish All-Party Parliamentary Group, for meeting with Spanish colleagues from the Congress of Deputies. Travel paid out of Group funds provided by declared sponsors, British Gas plc and Norwich Union plc. (Registered 14 February 2001)

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