Former Labour Peer
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My Lords, I really did not expect to be starting this speech; I had no idea what had happened until I came in this morning. I was going to start by saying that, after 44 years’ continuous service in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, I would not have expected to have caused quite so much chaos in the management of my retirement. I must express my thanks to the Government...
I put it to the Minister that, if she wants to preserve the union of these islands, we need to remember that there are more islands than just Northern Ireland. The Scottish National Party makes great play of the fact that it subsidises visits to Shetland, but of course you cannot do that if you are English, and there is no subsidy if you go to the Scilly Isles. It is time that we started...
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether car hire companies are legally permitted to refuse a car rental to a full licence holder on the basis of age.
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Former 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
Left the House of Lords on 19 January 2023
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
Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.
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