Lord Snape

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Covid-19: Response - Statement 27 Jul 2020

    My Lords, may I, for the second time in three days, press the Minister on what information is given or not given to local authorities during this pandemic? Is he aware that in the borough of Sandwell last week there were nearly 100 new cases of Covid-19, of which no fewer than 28 were confirmed at a single workplace in West Bromwich? Is he further aware that these 28 cases were discovered not...
  • Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve 24 Jul 2020

    My Lords, I will confine my few words to a plea on behalf of local authorities throughout England for information gleaned under the Government’s much-vaunted test and trace programme to be properly shared with those authorities. In the borough of Sandwell in the West Midlands, the public health director, Dr Lisa McNally, has been campaigning for weeks for better access for her team to...
  • Finance Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) 17 Jul 2020

    My Lords, two matters and one glaring omission arise from the Spring Statement on which I wish to comment. A few hours ago, the noble Lord, Lord Young of Cookham, said that taxes must rise and of course he is right. All of us in the Chamber and outside would agree that that is the case. One obvious case for a tax rise is the fuel duty escalator, which is not going to rise. Again, it seems a...

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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

Currently held offices

  • Member, High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill Select Committee (Lords) (since 30 Oct 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (17 Jan 2008 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (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)

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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