Lord Elder

Former Labour Peer

Profile

Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Left the House of Lords on 24 October 2023

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, COVID-19 Committee (11 Jun 2020 to 28 Apr 2022)
  • Member, Draft Health Service Safety Investigations 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 12 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)

Recent appearances

  • Assisted Dying Bill [HL] - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion 22 Oct 2021

    My Lords, after five and a half hours—and with several more hours to come—of what has, I must say, been informed and compassionate debate on both sides of the argument, I wish to limit myself to two points. First, this Bill takes account of past debates and our discussions in this House; I think that it is a better Bill than some of the ones we have seen before as a result. It already...
  • Procedure and Privileges - Motion to Agree: Amendment to the Motion 13 Jul 2021

    My Lords, I will make three points. First, I strongly support the amendment in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Cormack, and I am hugely sympathetic to the proposal put forward by my noble friend Lord Adonis. We need a degree of flexibility. I am not sure that it is entirely worked out, but an earlier start on Tuesday and Wednesday would seem sensible and rational, and could bring a good deal...
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) 13 May 2021

    My Lords, I also congratulate the two new Members of your Lordships’ House on their outstanding contributions, and we look forward to hearing from them again in the future—I hope in a rather fuller House in the not-too-distant future, when we get past the current Covid problems, when the atmosphere will be somewhat different. I will speak a bit about Scotland. The last referendum, which...

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