Lord Reid of Cardowan

Labour Peer

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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

Expenses

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (28 Jan 2021 to 31 Jan 2024)
  • 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)

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Illegal Migration Act 2023: Northern Ireland 23 May 2024

    To ask His Majesty's Government what is their response to the judgment of the High Court of Northern Ireland which ordered the disapplication of provisions of the Illegal Migration Act 2023 in Northern Ireland.
  • Infected Blood Inquiry: Compensation Scheme - Question 22 May 2024

    My Lords, as a former Secretary of State for Health, I associate myself completely with the expressions of regret and apology issued by the Prime Minister, the leader of the Opposition and, indeed, my noble friend Lady Primarolo today. As far as compensation is concerned, as Secretary of State I managed to give some financial assistance to those suffering from hep C, but only by reversing a...
  • Armed Forces: Land War Readiness - Question 20 May 2024

    My Lords, the Minister said that the RAF is stronger than ever before. Is he aware that 80 years ago, on D-day, 1,000 C-47s carried our paratroopers to the coast of France? In a fortnight’s time, on the anniversary, there will be a commemoration service. Have the Government managed to find a second plane to drop the paras in France for that commemoration, or can we take it that there will...

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