Lord Austin of Dudley

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  • Policing of Marches and Demonstrations - Private Notice Question 13 Nov 2023

    My Lords, it is no surprise that we are seeing Nazi-level propaganda and incitement of terrorism on the streets of London when some of the organisations behind these marches have had connections with a Hamas leader who lives in the UK. What is being done to investigate the links between those organisations and proscribed terrorist groups?
  • Israel/Gaza - Motion to Take Note 24 Oct 2023

    My Lords, it is always worth listening to the noble Lord, Lord Pannick. It is a privilege to follow that brilliant speech. I start by expressing my condolences to the noble Baroness, Lady Deech, and her family on the death of their relative. I draw attention to my registered interests. I am the Prime Minister’s voluntary trade envoy to Israel. In 2017, I visited Nir Oz, one of the small...
  • Israel and Gaza - Statement 16 Oct 2023

    My Lords, I draw the attention of your Lordships’ House to the presence in the Chamber this evening of relatives of some of the hostages. I am sure that the whole House stands with them in total solidarity, praying for the safe return of the hostages and the IDF soldiers who have to go to Gaza to release them and to deal with Hamas. We all say to you, “Am Yisrael Chai”. The position of...

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Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 2 September 2020

Previously MP for Dudley North until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Party was Labour until 21 Feb 2019; Independent until 6 Nov 2019

Also represented Dudley North

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Topics of interest

Lord Austin of Dudley campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Education
  • Department of Health
  • Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Departmental Official Hospitality
  • Departmental Official Cars
  • Health Services: Dudley
  • Departmental Travel
  • Personal Independence Payment

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 19 Mar 2019)
  • Member, Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee (25 Nov 2015 to 9 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Education Committee ( 6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee ( 4 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) ( 7 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) ( 8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government ( 9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands) ( 5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) ( 5 Oct 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Gordon Brown, Prime Minister), Prime Minister's Office (28 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer), HM Treasury ( 5 Feb 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Sir Trevor Chinn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 18 March 2019

Date accepted: 18 March 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 March 2019)
Name of donor: Tim Allen
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 6 March 2019

Date accepted: 6 March 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 March 2019)
Name of donor: Sir David Garrard
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date received: 4 April 2019

Date accepted: 4 April 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 April 2019)
Name of donor: BigChange Ltd
Address of donor: 3150 Century Way, Thorpe Park, Leeds LS15 8ZB

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 24 May 2019

Date accepted: 24 May 2019

Donor status: company, registration 08189817

(Registered 28 May 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: The American Jewish Congress
Address of donor: 165 East 56th Street, New York, New York 10022, United States of America

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights and accommodation with a value of £2,000

Destination of visit: Washington DC, USA

Dates of visit: 31 May - 3 June 2019

Purpose of visit: visit to AJC Global Forum to speak on the subject of antisemitism in the UK, and meetings with peace advocates, politicians, diplomats and academics from the US, Europe and the Middle East.

(Registered 17 June 2019)

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