Lord Reid of Cardowan

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy - Motion to Take Note 22 Apr 2021

    My Lords, I will confine myself to making three points on nuclear deterrence, a policy I have long supported both inside and outside government. I did not hear the Minister mention it today, but I have concerns about the review in this area, some of which reflect what the noble Baroness, Lady Anelay, has just said. First, page 76 of the integrated review approximates to our present policy by...
  • Integrated Review: Defence Command Paper - Statement 23 Mar 2021

    My Lords, we have always maintained that the purpose of our nuclear weapons is nuclear deterrence, not war fighting. That is reflected initially on page 76 of the Command Paper, but it goes on to say: “However, we reserve the right to review this assurance if the future threat of weapons of mass destruction, such as chemical and biological capabilities, or emerging technologies”— I...
  • Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note 12 Mar 2021

    My Lords, I, too, welcome my noble friend Lord Khan, and the noble Lords, Lord Cruddas and Lord Benyon. I am sure we will all benefit greatly from their experience and expertise. Last week, the Chancellor announced that, over the past year, 700,000 people have lost their jobs, our economy shrunk by 10% and our borrowing reached the highest it has been outside of wartime. He blamed Covid—a...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 22 July 2010

Previously MP for Airdrie and Shotts until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Also represented Airdrie and Shotts; Hamilton North and Bellshill; Motherwell North

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Currently held offices

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 28 Jan 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, International Relations and Defence Committee (25 May 2016 to 28 Jan 2021)
  • Home Secretary (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • The Secretary of State for the Home Department (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (11 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • The Secretary of State for Defence (6 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • Secretary of State, Department of Health (12 Jun 2003 to 11 May 2005)
  • The Secretary of State for Health (12 Jun 2003 to 6 May 2005)
  • Chair, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (30 Apr 2003 to 7 Jul 2003)
  • Lord Privy Seal (4 Apr 2003 to 12 Jun 2003)
  • Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (Privy Council Office) (4 Apr 2003 to 12 Jun 2003)
  • Minister without Portfolio (24 Oct 2002 to 4 Apr 2003)
  • Minister without Portfolio and Labour Party Chair (24 Oct 2002 to 4 Apr 2003)
  • Party Chair, Labour Party (24 Oct 2002 to 13 May 2003)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jul 2002 to 1 Jul 2003)
  • The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (25 Jan 2001 to 24 Oct 2002)
  • Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office (24 Jan 2001 to 24 Oct 2002)
  • Secretary of State, Scottish Office (17 May 1999 to 24 Jan 2001)
  • The Secretary of State for Scotland (17 May 1999 to 25 Jan 2001)
  • Minister of State (Transport), Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (28 Jul 1998 to 17 May 1999)
  • Minister of State, Department for Transport (27 Jul 1998 to 17 May 1999)
  • Minister of State (Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions) (27 Jul 1998 to 17 May 1999)
  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (6 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
  • Minister of State (the Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (13 Jan 1989 to 15 Dec 1989)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

1. Remunerated directorships
Celtic PLC (non-executive director from 1 October 2007; non-executive chairman from 19 November 2007) Remunerated annually.
John Reid Advisory Ltd; company receiving income from outside employment. Unremunerated other than as set out below.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Consultancy to G4S UK and Ireland. (£45,001-£50,000, includes contribution towards secretarial services.) Contract ends 27 October 2009; no further payment expected.
Consultant to G4S UK and Ireland with effect from 1 November 2009, providing consultancy and advice on thought leadership, strategy formulation and staff communication. (£45,001-£50,000, includes contribution towards secretarial services.) Company providing security services. Address: Sutton Park House, 15 Carshalton Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4LD. (Registered 18 December 2009)
26-27 March 2009, fee for attendance and keynote address on 'Public-Private Partnership in Healthcare' at the Portuguese Healthcare System Conference, Coimbra, Portugal, sponsored by the Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals. (£5,001-£10,000) Travel and accommodation also provided. (Registered 7 May 2009)
5 October 2009, fee for attendance and speech, Annual London Dinner, sponsored by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Mayfair Hotel, London. Fee received from agency, 31 March 2010. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 1 April 2010)
29-30 October 2009, fee for attendance and keynote address at the Portuguese Healthcare system Conference, Coimbra, Portugal, sponsored by the Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals. Fee received from agency, 31 March 2010. (£5,001-£10,000) Travel and accommodation also provided. (Registered 1 April 2010)
18 November 2009, fee for keynote address and participation in Seminar Deloittes, London, sponsored by Deloittes. Fee received from agency 31 March 2010. (Registered 5 April 2010)
20 November 2009, fee for attendance and speech, Annual Dinner, sponsored by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Radisson SAS Hotel, Glasgow. Fee received from agency 31 March 2010. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 5 April 2010)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Government of Bahrain
Address of donor: Kingdom of Bahrain
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation £5,000
Destination of visit: Bahrain
Date of visit: 7-10 June 2009
Purpose of visit: discussions with government ministers and officials
(Registered 7 July 2009 )
Name of donor: Eden Intelligence conference sponsors
Address of donor: Fairland, Cock Green, Felsted Dunmow CM63NA
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation £2,500
Destination of visit: Washington DC, USA
Date of visit: 20-22 June 2009
Purpose of visit: speaker and participant in International Terrorism and Intelligence Conference
(Registered 7 July 2009)
7. Overseas benefits and gifts
Gift of a watch from His Excellency, Sheik Rashid bin Abdallah al Khalifa of Bahrain following my meeting with him in June 2009. (Registered 7 July 2009)
8. Land and Property
Rental income received from flat in London.

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