Lord Soley

Former MP

Labour

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Recent appearances

  • UK and EU Relations - Motion to Take Note (Continued) 12 Sep 2017

    My Lords, I have never liked referendums, not least because they rarely solve disputed problems in political parties. But if you have a referendum, the golden rule is to have a strategy for what to do if you win and a strategy for what to do if you lose. The tragedy is that the Government at the time—David Cameron’s Government—had a strategy for winning but not a strategy...
  • Update on Proposed Fox-Sky Merger Process - Statement 12 Sep 2017

    Leveson 2 is very important to many of us, but I ask the noble and learned Lord, Lord Keen, to be clear about public interest broadcasting. Fanciful journalism has troubled me for many years; good journalism checks its sources and stories, and at a time when the press is in decline and the popular culture of Facebook and so on is rising, it becomes more important for us to have a reliable...
  • Financial Services: Regulation - Question 6 Sep 2017

    The Minister will know that the European Banking Authority, currently located in London, has a duty to maintain financial stability and ensure the integrity of the system. That authority will go after Brexit. What thinking have the Government done on whether we should seek equivalence or strike out on our own on a further strand of regulation?

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Profile

Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 13 July 2005

Previously MP for Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Hammersmith North, 1979-1983, Hammersmith, 1983-1997 and Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush, 1997-2005. Opposition front bench spokesman on Northern Ireland, 1981-1984, on home affairs, 1984-1987, on housing, 1987-1992. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Also represented Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush; Hammersmith; Hammersmith North

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Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (since 12 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, The Arctic Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 11 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Inquiries Act 2005 Committee (11 Jul 2013 to 26 Feb 2014)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (2 Feb 2009 to 15 May 2013)
  • Member, Intergovernmental Organisations Committee (15 Nov 2007 to 7 Jul 2008)
  • Member, Draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Feb 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill (Joint Committee) (8 Feb 2005 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (28 Jan 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (19 Jun 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jul 1998 to 1 Jul 2001)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (4 Jun 1998 to 11 May 2001)
  • Chair, Parliamentary Labour Party (10 May 1997 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (9 Jun 1995 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (26 Apr 1995 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (16 Nov 1994 to 26 Apr 1995)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 161 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Soley’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 2005, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 76.76% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 49 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • 1 person is tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Soley’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 330 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
I am Chairman of the Arab-Jewish Forum charity. No payment involved.

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