Lord Wills

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Staff 30 Jul 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement on COVID-19 by the Prime Minister on 17 July, what plans they have for the return of staff of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs to work in offices.
  • Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 - Question 29 Jul 2020

    My Lords, I welcome what the Minister said about not amending the Act in relation to the Civil Service, although I hope her words “no plans” are not doing too much work for her. In the light of recent revelations about donations to the Conservative Party, can she say whether there have been any discussions anywhere within government about amending Part 4 of the Act, which stipulates that...
  • Devolution: England - Question 28 Jul 2020

    My Lords, however power is devolved, it is crucial that it remains democratically accountable, but such accountability is damaged when 8 million people who are eligible to vote are not on the electoral register and so cannot vote. In this country, the register is only 84% complete, compared with, for example, Canada, where it is 96% complete. Why do the Government not make more strenuous and...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 12 July 2010

Previously MP for North Swindon until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Also represented North Swindon

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Education and Skills
  • Home Department
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Trade and Industry
  • Departments: Freedom of Information
  • Citizens Juries
  • Common Agricultural Policy
  • Antisocial Behaviour
  • Public Order

Currently held offices

  • Member, Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (2 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (28 Jun 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (2 Jun 2002 to 11 Jul 2003)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Criminal Justice System IT) (29 May 2002 to 11 Jul 2003)
  • Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Lord Chancellor's Department) (11 Jun 2001 to 28 May 2002)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Employment) (29 Jul 1999 to 10 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Education and Employment (28 Jul 1999 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry (4 Jan 1999 to 28 Jul 1999)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Trade and Industry) (4 Jan 1999 to 29 Jul 1999)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Book contract with Hodder Headline for two works of fiction.
8. Land and Property
Commercial premises in London from which rental income is received.
11. Miscellaneous
My financial interests and those of my wife are in a blind trust, the details of which have been laid in the House.

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