Lord Elder

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill - Second Reading 23 Nov 2018

    My Lords, I rise to support the Bill and, in doing so, congratulate my noble friend Lord Hunt on his role in this and Geoffrey Robinson, in another place with other colleagues, for introducing a timely and important Bill. I start by declaring something of an interest. As many of you will know, I am a recipient of a heart transplant myself. I was reflecting recently that, when I had my heart...
  • House of Lords: Lord Speaker’s Committee Report - Motion to Take Note (Continued) 19 Dec 2017

    My Lords, I am conscious that we are far into this debate. I intend to try to make two brief preliminary points and one more substantive point. The preliminary points arise from things that have already been said. The first is about the idea of a 15-year membership. One of the consequences of that is that effectively people are not going to come in until they are pretty well retired and have...
  • Scotland’s Fiscal Framework — Statement 24 Feb 2016

    My Lords, on that last point, the Calman commission, of which I was a member, tried to find a way to ensure that the success of the economy in Scotland led to an increase of government funds and tried to tie in revenue for the Scottish Government to the success of the Scottish economy. The Statement appears to be saying that whatever goes on in the background, it is all down to Barnett and...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Health Service Safety Investigation Bill (Joint Committee) (15 May 2018 to 27 Jul 2018)
  • Member, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill Select Committee (Lords) (25 May 2016 to 15 Dec 2016)
  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (10 Dec 2008 to 15 May 2013)
  • Member, Constitutional Reform Bill Committee (22 Mar 2004 to 24 Jun 2004)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (28 Jun 2001 to 7 May 2005)


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  • Has spoken in 1 debate in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Elder’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 73.78% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 33 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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