Lord Borrie

Former Labour Peer

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A selection of Lord Borrie’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Consumer Rights Bill: Report (2nd Day) 24 Nov 2014

    My Lords, I support the amendment that has just been spoken to. I declare in interest in that I am a vice-president of the Trading Standards Institute and I have been the president so I have a long understanding of the work of trading standards people up and down the country. They have been extremely useful in every development of consumer rights and consumer law over the many years since...
  • Child Abuse Inquiry — Statement 3 Nov 2014

    I will resist the temptation that there must be, not only to myself but to many in the Chamber, to criticise the Home Office and Ministers for the pretty pass we find ourselves in. On the basis of what the Minister said when repeating the Statement made in the other place, I look to the future. The key point seems to be to have a timetable that one will have some faith in, unlike that of the...
  • House of Lords: Labour Peers’ Working Group Report — Motion to Take Note 19 Jun 2014

    My Lords, it is a delight—as it would have been on other occasions—to follow the noble Viscount, Lord Tenby. We have known one another for many years now and I am not surprised that he has given a measured and generally favourable comment on the report that we are debating. He has said all I need to say about the excellence of this report. My noble friend Lord Lipsey need not fear that...

More of Lord Borrie’s recent appearances


Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1995

Left the House of Lords on 30 September 2016 — Died

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill [HL] Committee (5 Sep 2011 to 1 Dec 2011)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (29 Nov 2004 to 30 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (4 Dec 2003 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, European Union Committee (3 Jun 1997 to 30 Nov 2000)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E (28 Oct 1996 to 30 Nov 2000)

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