Lord Elder

Former Labour Peer

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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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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 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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