Lord Rooker

Former MP

Labour

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: UK Membership of EU: Referendums 15 Nov 2017

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any government departments and agencies have ongoing inquiries in respect of the 23 June 2016 referendum; and if so, which.
  • New Towns - Question 14 Nov 2017

    As new towns, by definition, will not be built on brownfield sites, I urge the Minister, with the government machine, to constantly put the case for the building needed, because only 12% of the land of England is built on. We are not short of land; it will have to be what people call the green belt. I do not think that we as a Government did enough—nor have the current...
  • Brexit: Financial Settlement - Question 13 Nov 2017

    How can you negotiate on a legal obligation?

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Profile

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, Select Committee on Charities (since 25 May 2016)
  • Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (since 12 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 Committee (Lords) (15 Jun 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • 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)

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