Lord Reid of Cardowan

Former MP

Labour

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Recent appearances

  • Brexit: Negotiations - Statement 15 Oct 2018

    My Lords, today’s Statement was completely predictable. Among others, I pointed out as early as January this year that the only way to square the circle of the Prime Minister’s two promises—to the EU, that there would be complete regulatory alignment between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland; and to the DUP, that there would be the same alignment between Britain...

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Profile

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, International Relations Committee (since 25 May 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 180 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Reid of Cardowan’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 61.34% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 318 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 123 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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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