Lord Rooker

Labour Peer

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 21 June 2001

Previously MP for Birmingham, Perry Barr until 14 May 2001 — General election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Perry Bar, 1974-2001. Opposition spokesman on social security, 1980-83, on treasury and economic affairs, 1983-84, on housing, 1984-87, on local government, 1987-88, on health and social services, 1990-92, on higher education, 1992-93; Deputy Shadow Leader of House of Commons, 1994-97; Minister of State, MAFF, 1997-99; Department of Social Security, 1999-2001. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election

Also represented Birmingham, Perry Barr

Currently held offices

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (since 5 Sep 2023)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Food, Poverty, Health and Environment Committee (13 Jun 2019 to 21 Jan 2020)
  • Member, SLSC Sub-Committee B ( 4 Sep 2018 to 30 Apr 2019)
  • Member, Select Committee on Charities (25 May 2016 to 26 Mar 2017)
  • Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • Chair, Draft Deregulation Bill (Joint Committee) (17 Jul 2013 to 11 Dec 2013)
  • Chair, Draft Deregulation Bill (Joint Committee) (17 Jul 2013 to 11 Dec 2013)
  • Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) ( 6 Jul 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Barnett Formula Committee (10 Dec 2008 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Minister of State (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (19 Oct 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Sustainable Food and Farming and Animal Health), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (28 Sep 2007 to 19 Oct 2007)
  • Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare) ( 2 Jul 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (28 Jun 2007 to 28 Sep 2007)
  • Minister of State (Sustainable Farming and Food), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ( 6 Jun 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (10 May 2006 to 6 Jun 2006)
  • Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Sustainable Farming and Food) ( 9 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (15 Jun 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Deputy Leader of the House of Lords ( 1 Jun 2005 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (11 May 2005 to 10 May 2006)
  • The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office ( 9 May 2005 to 27 Jun 2007)
  • Minister (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Regeneration and Regional Development) (13 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Regeneration and Regional Development), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (29 May 2002 to 11 May 2005)
  • Minister (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Housing & Planning) (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Minister of State (Asylum and Immigration), Home Office (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • Minister (Home Office) (Asylum & Immigration) (11 Jun 2001 to 28 May 2002)
  • Minister of State (Department of Social Security) (29 Jul 1999 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State, Department of Social Security (28 Jul 1999 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) ( 6 May 1997 to 29 Jul 1999)
  • Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food ( 5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (13 Jan 1989 to 22 Jan 1991)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Folic Acid Fortification - Question 16 May 2024

    To ask His Majesty’s Government what responses the European Commission and World Trade Organization have given after being notified of proposed changes to the Bread and Flour Regulations 1998 regarding folic acid fortification, on 8 and 9 February respectively.
  • Folic Acid Fortification - Question 16 May 2024

    That is good news. It will be to the Government’s credit that those regulations are passed before the general election, because five years ago they changed their mind about the policy, and this is a benefit to the families concerned. I know that it will take time to implement, but we have still got 20 terminations a week and three babies being born every week with lifelong disabilities—we...

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