Lord Snape

Former MP


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Recent appearances

  • House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Committee 23 Mar 2018

    I urge the noble Viscount not to take any more interventions because by doing so he rather underlines the need for the abolition of hereditary peerages. If he sticks to the script, as he does, he will be out of order because he is defying the Companion. Will he address his remarks to the amendment that we are discussing at present rather than indulging in reminiscences with his colleagues?
  • Rural Bus Services - Question 14 Mar 2018

    My Lords, does the Minister accept that the cutbacks of nearly 50% in local government finance from central government since 2010 have had some impact here? Has she any figures about the cutbacks in rural services in, for example, Conservative-controlled Surrey, which has already announced impending bankruptcy? Or even in Conservative-controlled Northamptonshire, which is in similar...
  • Railways: East Coast Main Line - Question 13 Mar 2018

    My Lords, does the Minister accept any responsibility for this latest farce on the east coast main line? Does she not think that accepting an outrageous bid, which suggested an 8% growth in passengers every year of the franchise, was ridiculous to start with? Bearing in mind that the Treasury has frozen fuel duty for coming up for eight years, while insisting that rail fares go up in...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 29 June 2004

Previously MP for West Bromwich East until 14 May 2001 — General election

Positions held at time of appointment: Labour Member of Parliament for West Bromwich East. (from Number 10 press release)

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

Also represented West Bromwich East

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (17 Jan 2008 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (2 Dec 2004 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Government Whip (1 Jan 1977 to 1 Jan 1979)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (1 Jan 1975 to 1 Jan 1977)


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  • Has spoken in 80 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Snape’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 58.41% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 131 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2001.

1. Remunerated directorships
Director of Guildfare; a wholly owned subsidiary of the Guild of Business Travel Agents.(£1,001-£5,000)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary Consultant to the Guild of Business Travel Agents. (£1,001-£5,000)
9. Registrable shareholdings
(b) National Express PLC; bus, rail, coaching and airport operator.

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